Does the idea of accepting the $600 refund currently being promised to many of us by the feds make anybody else very uncomfortable, given that the Iraq war is still raging, the Chinese own about half our country, there are thousands of … [Read more...]
Veterans Day is for veterans
I really don't get this: More than a dozen members of an antiwar veterans group were arrested yesterday as they protested the exclusion of their message from Boston's Veterans Day parade.Members of Veterans for Peace lined … [Read more...]
General David Petraeus: Sycophant Savior
Additionally, Bacevich illustrates how sound military strategy dictates that when a surge is working, it's time to fall back on "one of the oldest principles of generalship: when you find an opportunity, exploit it. Where you gain success, … [Read more...]
US Soldiers Executing Iraqis: Who Are the Terrorists Now?
So many questions. Sadly, many of these questions have obvious answers making them rhetorical. First, what is the most accurate way to categorize such incidents: War crime? Terrorism? Genocide? I don't buy any "fog of war" or "we're … [Read more...]
How I Learned to Start Worrying…
I was not just a Cold War kid by virtue of age; we lived in Dayton, Ohio, when nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was a major operations and R&D center for the Strategic Air Command. It seemed like there were always military … [Read more...]
Help, Hope for Wounded Soldiers
There is work to do. … [Read more...]
Rally Against Dominion Power
The first issue would require Dominion to report on its efforts to reduce carbon dioxide. At a time when corporations such as ExxonMobil are consciously taking steps to decrease their negative impact on the environment, Dominion isn't doing … [Read more...]
Code Pink Gets Listened To Instead of Being Arrested — And the Media Covered It!
I just can't get over this photo of Gael Murphy, head of Code Pink in D.C., talking with General Pace and Secretary Gates on Capitol Hill. What a difference from previous encounters between Code Pink and this administration. … [Read more...]
What Would It Take for YOU to Take Action About The Iraq War?
Last night, a couple of hundred people turned out on Boston Common to protest Bush's plan for a 'surge'. About 120 were in Newton and perhaps more in towns and cities across Massachusetts. These protests were organized by groups … [Read more...]
Nothing to Fear but the Bush Administration Itself…
Later today the Shrub will sign into law another bill designed to further erode our Nations' civil liberties and enhance the ability of our federal govenment to mislead and terrorize its own citizens. This one essentially eliminates … [Read more...]