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Muslim Rage in Context: Do the Math

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 [...]

3 Years Ago, 5 Years Ago, 7 Years Ago: History Circles Back on Us

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 [...]

Peter Stark Running Against Security State Democrat

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. [...]

77 Democrats Sacrifice Medicare To Protect Military Spending

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. [...]

Dozen Democrats Join House GOP To Demolish Nuclear Nonproliferation

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. [...]

Joe Wilson’s Odd Math On National Debt

How could it be that dollar spent on schools for America’s kids increases the national debt, but a dollar spent on bombs and bullets used to kill people in America’s wars does not increase the national debt? Joe Wilson wasn’t able to explain how this freakish economic dynamic works. [...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day: Stop War

I had no idea until I read this piece that the original purpose of Mother’s Day was to protest war. Here is the founding Mother’s Day Declaration by Julia Ward Howe in 1870:

Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!

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Time For The USA To Pull Out From Europe

If we could see more Republican legislation for cuts in military spending of the sort that Mike Coffman has offered, it would make the GOP claim of standing for fiscal responsibility a lot more believable. [...]

Collateral Damage and Civilian Casualties in the United States Congress

From 2000 to 2012, 53% of legislators who uttered the phrase “collateral damage” in the Congressional Record were Republicans, and 47% Democrats. The person who uttered the phrase “collateral damage” the most during that time was Republican Rep. John Gingrey — most likely known to you as “Phil” Gingrey. In the current election cycle, the [...]

Join The Chicago Protest Against NATO

Planning for huge protests outside this month’s NATO summit have already begun. Find out how you can participate. [...]

Making Peace With Wolves

A plan to kill hundreds of wolves in Wyoming was announced this week. As hatred of wolves is growing, level headed Americans have a responsibility to encourage a more balanced view. [...]