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Monday, March 19, 2012
As its name implies, Benjamin Busch's stunning new memoir Dust to Dust is largely a meditation on life and death. Although Busch is a decorated Marine Corps officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq, Dust to Dust is much more than a war memoir...
Monday, July 12, 2010

Cutting spending is bad economics and risks a longer recession

So often are the certitudes and pronouncements of the chattering class simply mistaken that they must always be treated with deep skepticism. That is especially true when anything important is at stake—from the arguments for invading Iraq several years ago to today's economic stagnation...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009
This month, a British government report admitted that one of the major rationales for invading Iraq—the claim that Saddam could deploy WMDs in 45 minutes—probably came from a cab driver. Had the public originally been told about this sketchy sourcing, there may have been a more, ahem, forceful mass opposition to pre-emptive...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Veterans helping veterans transition from war to peace

Milwaukee’s community of veterans is proving to be adept at healing soldiers from the current wars as well as those who left the battlefield decades ago. Many veterans are reaching out to their peers who are having difficulty transitioning from being warriors in a threat-filled combat zone to resuming their lives as workers, students, spouses, partners or parents. The transition from warrior to civilian isn’t easy, and can be made more difficult by financial stresses...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the United States’ invasion and occupation of Iraq. While they don’t create the headlines they used to, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still costing us the lives and well-being of our soldiers and a huge sum of money that could be used more productively for peaceful ventures...
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

This is no Camelot, Just Another Politician

Given that today the world will see exactly how a messiah would be treated, if one was actually descending to earth, it seems like a good time to examine the major issues that Barack Obama will have to tackle in his first year as President of the United States, and the most powerful of all world leaders. The American liberal left has high expectations for our new president, even if many of them cannot articulate these expectations beyond the words "hope" and "change".

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