After the debacle of last September’s murder of Iraqi civilians, many Americans held out hope that Blackwater, former Navy Seal and right wing evangelical Erik Prince’s guns-for-hire to the Busheviks operation located […]
Dr. Slammy in 2008 – EducationF1rst: a statement of principle
Put simply, education is the single most critical issue we face. Every dollar (wisely) spent today on teaching and learning is an investment in our future. While thereâ€™s no magic remedy for […]
A proposal for a progressive agenda
Over the course of the last several years, we have experienced the results of failed Republican policies. The subjugation of all other foreign policy objectives to national defense has created a situation […]
‘Natives,’ ‘Immigrants’ and ‘Pioneers’ in the Digital World
By Sunfell I recently had an interesting discussion with an online acquaintance. We were discussing a tagging project she’s doing for a thriving Live Journal community I referee moderate. She found the […]
Immigration reform or Uncle Sam’s green card draft?
by Amaury Nora When it comes to immigration reform, one of the biggest fears many have is that Congress might pass some type of domestic policy that is intended to hurt not […]
State Dept. asked to hire ex-military gay linguists
If you’re fighting a war against an enemy who speaks a language â€” or several â€” you don’t know, you’re at a disadvantage. It would be hard to make sense of captured […]
Oh, and did you know there’s a war on…?
From the “let’s talk about anything but the War on Terrorâ„¢ debacle” dept.: American and Canadian officials are downplaying a “graduation video” of Al Qaeda fighters and suicide bombers completing their training […]
Taguba on torture: another frozen scandal
By Robert Silvey Major General Antonio Taguba, who directed the first investigation of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, has now retired from the US Army and spoken at length with Seymour Hersh […]