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The Stupidity of "Zero-Tolerance": 6-Year-Old Suspended For Bringing Food Utensil to School

What can this teach us about U.S. foreign policy? Quite a lot, actually.

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And then there's Iran. Don't even get us started on Iran.

Until Americans decide to break this addiction to "The List," this cycle of irrationality will continue into the foreseeable future. Sadly, it doesn't seem as though Americans or their politicians remember the catastrophic mistakes that led to the invasion of Iraq because they’re repeating the exact same behavior with Iran. Let's consult "The List." Are American’s freaking out? Check. Do they believe what the loudest politicians tell them (namely that Iran is an imminent threat to the US)? Check. Are they participating in a reactive hyper-totalitarian government policy? According to the Pew Research Center, a strong majority -- 61% -- of Americans say that it is more important to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means taking military action. Check.

Allison Kilkenny co-hosts Citizen Radio, the alternative political radio show. G. Gordon Liddy once told her her writing makes him want to vomit, which is the greatest compliment she's ever been paid, ever.