This morning, Reuters is reporting on a violent incident with the headline Ten Afghan “civilians” killed in NATO airstrike.
This headline leaves me wondering what the difference between is between “civilians” and civilians. 5 of the “civilians” killed were children… or were they “children”? Were they only “killed”, rather than being killed? Did they “live” [...]
A significant reduction in our nation’s military budget would not only bring our economy back to a more sustainable footing. It would also wean Washington’s political culture away from an unhealthy tendency to perceive a military crisis around every corner. [...]
What is a Massachusetts Democrat?
In the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, it looks as though two members of the House of Representatives — Ed Markey of Massachusetts District 7 and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts District 9 — will be the prominent contenders for the Democratic party nomination. As members of [...]
Occupy Denver has just issued a call to protest at the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
The first of the three Presidential “debates” will take place in Denver, Colorado on October 3rd. We have no doubt that this charade will produce plenty of false promises, lies, empty platitudes and misleading statements. [...]
Burning things and killing people because there’s a movie you don’t like is not the kind of bullying rage that makes the world a better place. But let’s put that in context. Over the last twelve years, how many Muslims have killed Christians? Most people stop there, but the second question needs to be [...]
Some things change with the passage of time, but much remains the same.
Seven years ago today, President George W. Bush spoke before a national Boy Scout Jamboree, praising its practice of kicking out Boy Scouts when it finds out they are gay or don’t believe in God. This week, eagle scouts from across the [...]
Eric Swalwell’s ideology of aggression and control would lend aid to the expansion of the Homeland Security regime in the United States. That may sit well with Republican voters, but for the Democratic majority of the 15th congressional district, it’s a bad fit. [...]
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as passed by the House of Friday preserves spending on extravagant weapons program that the Pentagon says it doesn’t want. It keeps open redundant military bases that are not strategically necessary. The money to pay for this wasteful military spending is being taken from older Americans, by reducing their health care benefits. [...]
The issue isn’t what’s happening in Syria at the moment. It isn’t cutting spending. The issue is nuclear weapons. Too many members of Congress favor the expansion of America’s nuclear weapons, and don’t care to even try to control the spread of nuclear weapons out of Russia. [...]