Tag Archives: War Crimes

The End of Normal

Everyone knew that the Trump presidency was never going to be normal. He entered office with no experience in foreign policy, other than with the intricacies of resort and hotel development in far-off lands, and with the issues involved in … Continue reading

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The Killing Machines

It was a quiet Sunday – the Secretary of the Navy was asked to resign. He was fired. He had angered the president. He was fine with prosecuting men under his command for war crimes, which they had actually committed. … Continue reading

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Marching Into Darkness

If the Democrats in the House, where they have a clear majority, cannot do anything at all about anything a Republican president does, no matter how dangerous, or simply absurd, because the Senate is controlled by the Republicans who will … Continue reading

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Beyond the Edge

There’s that guy from Pittsburgh – Michael Hayden – the retired Air Force four-star and the former Director of the National Security Agency, and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency too. In junior high, back in Pittsburgh, he … Continue reading

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Droning On

After years of teaching high school English in upstate New York, working in aerospace here in Los Angeles, starting in the early eighties, was eye-opening, even if the work was in Training and Organizational Development, then in general Human Resources, … Continue reading

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Two for Torture

Of all the religious beliefs in the world there are few stranger than reincarnation, although that idea of a talking snake, that suggests eating an apple, is rather odd. After we die, do we come back as someone or something … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Complications of Exceptionalism

Perhaps the exception proves the rule – by proving that the rule exists – but that never did make much sense, except for parking signs. If the sign says “No Parking on Sundays” that does “prove” that parking is allowed, … Continue reading

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