The federal deficit is a major topic of conversation these days, both in the media and around the nation’s water coolers and copiers. In fact, many freshmen Republican Representatives and Senators believe […]
America vs. the Terrorists, 9/11/10: a status report, nine years on…
In September 11, 2001, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger jets. They flew three of them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The fourth was retaken by the passengers and […]
Biden embraces myth that surge turned Iraq into good war
By embracing the myth of the surge, Joe Biden reveals the extent to which the Obama administration has continued Bush’s strategy.
Tony Blair tries to explain himself, and gets some help
Tony Blair’s political autobiography, A Journey, went on sale in the UK and the US today, and has prompted, if not a firestorm, a huge amount of media and political shouting over […]
Bring Back the Draft–the All-Volunteer Military Should be Retired
The United States gave up universal conscription in 1973. The Draft, as we all knew it, had been in effect since 1948, when President Truman and Congress re-introduced it. It was the […]
Nota Bene #114: Big Star
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
Bringing the marshes back, or trying to, anyway
It’s difficult, I know, to have rational thoughts about Iraq these days. We’re being told the troops are being withdrawn on schedule–British troops left earlier this year—but the bombings continue on a […]
I voted for killing women and children
I never found much point in shouting “Bush’s War”. Maybe i take the whole Constitutional Republic thing too seriously, but i will argue until the end of time that both Afghanistan and […]
Nota Bene #111: Mmmmm… Beeeeeer
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?