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Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010

WikiLeaks revelations should spur debate and decisions on Afghanistan

The outpouring of tens of thousands of classified military documents by WikiLeaks is not precisely comparable to the publication of the Pentagon Papers—but in at least one crucial respect, it may be more valuable. While the Pentagon Papers revealed the duplicity of American policy-makers in the senseless Vietnam War, their release came too late to save many lives or change the course of that...
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...
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".
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

What to Hope For (and realistically expect) in Obama's First Year

Merle Haggard once famously predicted that "when a President goes through the White House doors, and does what he says he'll do, we'll all be drinkin' that free Bubble-Up, and eatin' that Rainbow Stew."
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

He won’t invest in war veterans’ education

Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes much of his loyalty to and support for this nation’s armed forces, as well as the suffering he endured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. So why won’t he support a new and improved version of the G.I. Bill for those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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