I’ve been listening to news about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) ever since a federal judge in California overturned it and subsequently had her ruling stayed by the 9th Circuit Court of […]
Aid worker Linda Norgrove victim of the "Entebbe Fantasy"?
Grandiosity plus ineptitude equals a senseless death. Politicians seeking credit for a sensational rescue may have helped condemn Linda Norgrave.
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 […]
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 #115: RIP No. 32
“If you’re really pro-life, do me a favor—don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.” Who said it?
Serial denialists and the state of permanent war
The refusal to face up to reality that the United States cannot succeed in Afghanistan, despite all evidence to the contrary, suggests that the political elite is desperately clinging to the American system of global military hegemony.
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
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?
Who in their right mind lies about this?
The New York Times reports today that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who appeared to be cruising to the Democratic nomination for Senator, has lied about serving in Vietnam. Reporters and some […]