Tag Archives: War Crimes

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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So Now We Know

The Bush administration, a dozen or so years ago, was masterful in its use of dire warnings. Yes, there was no “smoking gun” that proved that Saddam Hussein actually had any weapons of mass destruction, but we couldn’t wait for … Continue reading

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No Heads Exploded

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – the day heads didn’t explode all across Washington. This was the day In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir – Dick Cheney’s new book – finally hit bookstores everywhere. “There are gonna be heads … Continue reading

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