Caitlin Johnstone please don’t take offense as I can’t figure out a less awkward way to ask you this…
I know you live (if I recall correctly) in Australia, yet when writing about US politics you use the pronouns “we” and “us”. In particular when discussing elections, this sounds as though you do cast a ballot here. Do you have dual citizenship, or is this stylistic, or do you assume the familiar pronoun simply as reference to the global impact of US politics?
I just keep having to remind myself you don’t live here.
Truthfully, this is the reason I read you. It seems you, a non-citizen, would have little to gain from a partisan agenda and I find that the more unpalatable morsels of truth go down a bit less violently coming from you.