By Sunfell Pentagon Sued Over Mandatory Christianity reads the Truth Out headline. A military watchdog organization filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and a US Army major, on behalf of an Army soldier stationed in Iraq. The suit charges the Pentagon with widespread constitutional violations by […]
Our friends at Blackwater Security are creating their own air force. The company which provides “security solutions” by contract to the United States in Iraq (and is building bases in every coastal state in the US), already has a fleet of armed helicopters which it uses in Iraq. The first of the planes that Blackwater […]
As more information becomes available about the infiltration of the military by fundamentalist Christian groups via Pentagon approved proselytizing, worrisome issues regarding the long term aims of evangelizing the troops present themselves. First there’s this exploration of the power of “Operation Straight Up,” an apocalyptic “entertainment group” that boasts Baldwin brother Stephen as a prominent […]
By Martin Bosworth An interesting piece came across my desk the other day that paints a chilling picture of how strong the religious right’s death grip is on American culture and politics…and how that death grip is actually maintained by business interests who want to ensure that the American machine keeps rolling along.
By Martin Bosworth This week saw the first public tours of Ave Maria, the combination Catholic university/planned community envisioned by Thomas Monaghan, the former Domino’s Pizza magnate turned fervent facilitator of a new Catholic movement. Essentially, the community seems like a perfect hermetically sealed environment–families will be able to walk to work, send their kids […]
Democrats give Dubya billions to pay Halliburton – I mean, for the Iraq war – meanwhile, he announces al Qaeda’s winning…and he thinks Osama’s lonely….
From the “Our elected representatives don’t give a damn what we the people want done as long as they’re not incurring His Majesty George’s displeasure” desk: This just in – George W. Bush has found his missing WMD’s – they were down at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue at Capitol Hill. They have been […]
To some extent, science has always been more shaped by political realities and pressures than we usually admit. After all, science is “objective,” done properly, and when we look at a scientific study we like to think we’re looking at the best approximation of fact and truth possible at the present moment. Of course, this […]
Now that I have your attention…. The freak show from Topeka that is the Westboro Baptist Church has dropped plans to hold an anti-homosexuality rally at the funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq (as is their usual custom, making them beloved by the parents of the fallen troops whose funerals they disrupt) in order […]