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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

Hunting Osama bin Laden

 Kathryn Bigelow upset the odds in 2009 when her indie-scale, grunt-level look at the Iraq War, The Hurt Locker, knocked aside her ex-husband James Cameron’s 3D extravaganza, Avatar, at Oscar time. Although her latest
01.13.2013 | | Posted at 06:18 PM

Western Nevada College Students Create Poignant Exhibition

By Peggy Sue
  Peace sits at the banquet tableadorned in Nations’ flags, staring at all the empty seats. Carol Kalleres    In Leo Tolstoy’s 1865 novel War and Peace, history, literature and social commentary merge in the writer's epic and monumental tribute to the tragedies of war. A creative writing class at Western Nevada College in Carson City under the directi...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Ending a year with the worst economic cataclysm since the Great Depression, entering the seventh year of the Iraq war and facing a growing, all-out war between Israelis and Palestinians, you’d think we’d all be a little down. So why does everybody seem to be so upbeat about 2009? Obviously, the overwhelming credit...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

He isn’t concerned about troop levels

Last week, on The Today Show, John McCain was asked: Assuming the surge is working, do you have a better estimate of when our troops can come home? The presumptive Republican presidential nominee responded, “No, but that’s not too important. What’s important is the casualties in Iraq.”
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Are We at a Turning Point or Another Stalemate?

Is this it? Five-plus years after the United States’ invasion of Iraq and two years after Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold first called for a troop-withdrawal timetable, the U.S. may be shifting its military and diplomatic strategy in the Middle East. Maybe.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McCain rarely rejected Bush’s inept foreign policy

Barack Obama knows which countries border Iraq, he understands the difference between Shia and Sunni, and he is probably aware that Czechoslovakia no longer exists, but as John McCain complains, the young senator has “no military experience whatsoever.”
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Veterans speak at Winter Soldier on the Hill

The stories you are about to hear are not easy to listen to, but believe me, they are much harder to relive,” former military police officer Kelly Dougherty testified on May 15 before the Congressional Progressive Caucus in Washington, D.C. We have witnessed firsthand the ultimate violence, chaos, fear and suffering of war and occupation and are intimately familiar with the indelible mark it left on our lives.”
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

“Mission Accomplished” Turns 5

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush staged a photo-op on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln to declare “the end of major combat operations in Iraq” while a giant banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished” waved behind him. When Bush declared “mission accomplished,”...