Tagged: world peace

Trapped in Mideast Madness

Trapped in Mideast Madness

  America finds itself fighting on both sides of a religious war in the Middle East. In Iraq, US troops are helping the Shia government purge the ISIS infection. In Yemen, a US destroyer is...

Blood Money Rules

Blood Money Rules

  You may be wondering why so many American politicians seem always eager to promote war. And I think a new report, by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, might provide the answer. The report...

The Bogus Bogeyman

The Bogus Bogeyman

  I am puzzled by the fuss over that pact with Iran. Do crfitics of the deal really think the fine print matters? Do they really believe the Iranians would go to the trouble of developing...

Could this New Pope be the Messenger of Change at Last?

Could this New Pope be the Messenger of Change at Last?

Let’s face it, politics isn’t working. The massive wealth and power of the global elite combined with the cupidity of politicians and jurists have proved too much for reformers. Utopians of every stripe have...

As Ugliness Rages, Inspiring Deeds Are Overlooked

As Ugliness Rages, Inspiring Deeds Are Overlooked

There’s something in human nature that revels in ugliness. During my newspaper editing days, I once experimented with highlighting news I found inspirational instead of the usual blood-stained menu of sex, violence and “controversy.”...

Peering into a New Decade, I Find the Old Truths are Still True

Peering into a New Decade, I Find the Old Truths are Still True

You would think that after nearly 76 years on earth I would have some wisdom to impart, something enlightening to share. But all I can dredge up are the usual clichés. Not quite don’t-run-with-scissors...

Merchant of Death Seeks New Role in a World at Peace

Merchant of Death Seeks New Role in a World at Peace

It sounds too good to be true, and maybe it is. But it looks as if some of those “defense industry” giants are beating their swords into plowshares after all. I know, it’s probably...

Stop Worrying. North Korean “Threat” is Just a Bluff

Stop Worrying. North Korean “Threat” is Just a Bluff

That old “Axis of Evil” guy is at it again, blowing up atom bombs underground and firing his pop-gun missiles into the air. And the media are doing their customary war dance in response....