Tagged: global terrorism

America’s Iron Curtain

America’s Iron Curtain

  When I lived in Canada many years ago, the US border was barely noticeable. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, I used to take the ferry over to Sault Michigan when the Canadian bars...

Putting Things in Perspective

Putting Things in Perspective

  In the wake of the horror in Nice, what Donald Trump decides to do about a running mate seems completely inconsequential. The sheer monstrosity of the terrorist attack diminishes any concerns we might...

Healing a Sick World

Healing a Sick World

  It’s embarrassing, of course, when the wrong winner is announced at a beauty pageant.  And the fact that in the year 2015 beauty pageants still exist is also discouraging. But what was really shameful was the outburst...

The Politics of Oil

The Politics of Oil

  New reserves have been discovered and new technologies have been developed making North America possibly the largest oil and gas producer on the planet. Meanwhile, new evidence is constantly emerging to emphasize the...

Turn Down the Volume

Turn Down the Volume

  Viewing the TV news these days, you might feel as if you’re watching “Scary Movie III.” Belgium declares a state of emergency at the highest level and pleads with the public not to...

Ball is in Muslims’ Court

Ball is in Muslims’ Court

I commend those who defend the Muslim community in the wake of the horrific French terror attacks. And I think gestures like today’s unity march are very civilized. But the grim truth is that...

Kurds Deserve US Help

Kurds Deserve US Help

I was encouraged by a news report about three young Americans who have gone to Syria to fight. They did not go to join ISIS. They went to join the Kurds and fight ISIS. Of course,...

The Islamic Threat

The Islamic Threat

When ISIS crazies promise to raise their flag over Washington DC, you might picture some kind of foreign invasion and shrug off the threat as idle bombast. But I don’t think they’re talking about an...

War and Peace II

War and Peace II

  This won’t be as long as Tolstoy’s masterpiece and there will be no fresh insights. Everything old is new again, as the song says, so there’s nothing to add that you don’t already...

Amid Fact and Fantasy, I Just Go Blogging On

Amid Fact and Fantasy, I Just Go Blogging On

Sometimes I think I might know a little bit about what’s going on, and then I realize I really don’t know nuthin’ about nuthin’. How can I make any sense of life when I...