I have heard, on more than one occasion, progressives postulate that Hillary Clinton is a trigger-happy, corporate shill who will not take America forward. Some of these folks are actually considering voting for Donald Trump, hoping that the dark days of his presidency will bring about a progressive awakening to forever end the stranglehold a two-party system has on Americans, and usher in a new age of enlightened, peaceful coexistence, at home and abroad.
But there’s a problem with such … [more]
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Growing Cotton in Iowa
The Economist, Oct 15th 2016
AS THE election of 2016 lurches to an unmourned end, it feels cruel to report that the presidential race of 2020 is already under way. This haste makes sense, at least on the Republican side. If voters on November 8th consign Donald Trump to a life of brooding defeat, filled with cable TV interviews, restless travel and insomniac tweeting, he will leave a party primed for civil strife. For a … [more]
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Another Deadly Drone Mistake: At What Point Do We Say Enough?
By Ted Gup, October 3, 2016
It was an obscure item last week that drew little media attention. An apartment building in Afghanistan’s remote Nangarhar province was apparently hit by an American drone strike, killing at least fifteen civilians and injuring thirteen more. The villagers were gathered to welcome a returning tribal leader.
Such stories are easy to ignore as inevitable errors of war. But the tally … [more]
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Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana
By Robert Fisk, Wednesday 28 September 2016 11:00 BST
When the world heard that Shimon Peres had died, it shouted “Peacemaker!” But when I heard that Peres was dead, I thought of blood and fire and slaughter.
I saw the results: babies torn apart, shrieking refugees, smouldering bodies. It was a place called Qana and most of the 106 … [more]
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- Filed under America, Christianity, Culture, Foreign Policy, History, Iraq, Islam, Israel, Palestine, The Middle East, War
September 21, 2016
Just a little over 15 years ago, one day after September 11, 2001, Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, wrote the following essay. He was roundly condemned for his troubles by media pundits, who called for his resignation and deemed him unfit to teach. The university’s Board of Regents publicly apologized for Churchill’s writings about the 9-11 attacks, investigated him for academic misconduct, and then fired him. Churchill filed a lawsuit against … [more]
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A necessary response to Lloyd Hoffman’s 7/23/2016 letter to the editor in the Hot Springs Sentinel Record…
Antonio Sabato Jr. may be a “strong” Christian, whatever a strong Christian is according to Brother Lloyd, but let’s not forget that Junior is mostly semi-famous for modeling underwear. He and his frothy rants at Donald Trump’s recent coronation will soon be forgotten. And he’s hardly a “popular” Hollywood personality either, unless being an occasional man-meat pinup in soap operas … [more]
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After the Chilcot report, we’ll hear the New Testament – the gospel according to Saint Tony
By Robert Fisk, Friday 3 June 2016 08:25 BST
So, Sir John Chilcot’s report is going to be “four times as long as War and Peace”, is it? My weariness comes not with the cliché, credited to the usual tiresome “officials”, never mind the insult to poor old Tolstoy. The implication is that the Russian novel is so massive, its characters … [more]
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