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Chris Ernesto
Chris Ernesto is co-founder of St. Pete for Peace, an antiwar organization in St. Petersburg, FL that has been active since 2003. Mr. Ernesto also created and manages and Mr. Ernesto received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis and his master's degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Alabama.

Entries by Chris Ernesto

Report Card: American Exceptionalism

(3) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 10:41 AM

The United States thinks of itself as the greatest country in the world. Maybe even the greatest of all-time. Because of this awesomeness, it believes it has the right, if not the obligation, to tell the rest of the world what to do. Yay America.

Those of...

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The Irony of Clinton's Comparison of Putin to Hitler

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 5:36 PM

Clinton's US colleagues are supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine

When Hillary Clinton compared Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions to Adolf Hitler in remarks this week, you wonder if she was aware that the US government is supporting a government with ties to neo-Nazis in Ukraine today.

Claiming that Putin...

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20 Ways Obama and Democrats Have Betrayed the World

(10) Comments | Posted December 22, 2013 | 2:53 PM

Barack Obama is right wing in virtually all of his policies, but because he is a Democrat and African-American, he is given a free pass by many liberals (similar to how he gets criticized by much of the right for simply being a Democrat and African-American). Democrats who still support...

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Does the 'Red Line' Apply to Syrian Rebels, Too?

(14) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 10:16 AM

Only those encouraging an escalation of western involvement in Syria would buy unsubstantiated claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in an attack near Damascus last week.

It's much more likely that the al-Qaeda-infused, Saudi Arabia-backed Syrian rebels used the weapons in an act of desperation to try to...

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From Iran in 1953 to Egypt in 2013 -- Why Should the World Have to Pay for U.S. Empire?

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 3:00 AM

Sixty years ago this week, the CIA directed a coup of Iran's democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

Sixty years later, the United States financially supported groups and politicians who fomented unrest in Egypt, leading to the coup of Egypt's democratically elected government.

How is it...

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Weapon Manufacturers' Influence on Egypt Policy

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 4:12 PM

Earlier this month, the democratically-elected government of Egypt was overthrown in what virtually everyone (even CNN) labeled a military "coup." But not the Obama administration.

U.S. law requires that aid be cut off if a country's military overthrows a democratically elected government. But President Obama is finding a...

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Is Obama Really the 'Lesser of Two Evils'?

(3) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 3:14 PM

Could John McCain or Mitt Romney have gotten away with what President Barack Obama is doing?

Where Democrats once feverishly denounced the actions of George W. Bush, they are now eerily silent when their own candidate behaves in much the same way as his predecessor.

In recent days President Barack...

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Will the U.S. Violate Its Own Laws by Arming Rebels in Syria?

(14) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 12:53 PM

As the Obama administration contemplates its next moves in Syria, a decision that is now more pressing with Israel twice bombing Syria in the past week, U.S. credibility hangs in the balance.

If the U.S. escalates its involvement in Syria by directly arming rebels (Obama has already...

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Arrests Exceed 7,000 As the Occupy's Movement's Spring Plans Unfold Across the Nation

(22) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 4:33 PM

St. Petersburg, FL -- With the May Day arrests of at least 116 people at Occupy protests around the country, there have now been a minimum of 7,106 Occupy arrests in 114 cities across the United States since the Occupy movement began in New York on September 17,...

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