Buying a Bigger Club

  As Russia infiltrates our online infrastructure and as China quietly buys up the Third World, America seeks to achieve invulnerability by creating a massive military force. That’s like a cave man shaping a bigger club to protect himself from nerve gas. These are complicated times, and a military budget nearing a trillion dollars won’t […]
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I Don’t Care What Chuck Hagel Said about Gays

Some things are important. Others are more important. And throughout our lives we must weigh one against the other. It is important to avoid hurting the feelings of any individual or group, but when life or death is at stake, walking on eggs to avoid offending any particular group seems rather pointless. There are some […]
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Starve the Poor to Buy Bombs? I Don’t Think So!

I realize this is a campaign year and I know¬†most of the political posturing that’s going on has only one purpose – to win votes. And I am aware that the outrageous proposals put forward by the Republican dominated House of Representatives have no chance of being adopted in the Senate. But, given all of […]
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Will 9/11 Ceremonies Help the U.S. Defense Budget?

Sandra is reliving the horror of Nine-Eleven through the endless memorials on television, but I could take no more of it. Call me insensitive. Call me crass. I’ve had it up to here with the long faces and heart-tugging recollections. I mean no disrespect but I’d rather watch the KLM Open in Holland. Do you […]
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Farewell to the Free Press. Hello to Managed News

I was privileged to work as a reporter during a time of relative press freedom. It was an innocent time. You might even say we were naive. And we certainly mishandled the news from time to time. But those blunders were mostly due to honest incompetence – errors of enthusiasm, one editor called them. Of […]
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