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Civilians Are Civilians, People Are People

In 1937, Adolph Hitler’s Luftwaffe indiscriminately bombed the Spanish town of Guernica, killing 1,650 civilians. The New York Times reported, “The object of the bombardment seemingly was demoralization of the civilian population….not a military objective.” Soon after, America rightfully denounced the bombing as a “monstrous crime.” But this wasn’t the first time anybody had bombed civilians. The French, Germans, and ... Read More »

Sex and George W. Bush: Bigger Is Not Better (Government, That Is)

I laugh every time I hear someone try to claim that the Bush administration and Republicans, in general, want a smaller government. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Yes, they want a smaller government when it comes to issues like social security, public education, health care, and poverty (I wonder why?). But when it comes to the issue of ... Read More »

Skeleton in America’s Closet – The Great Divide

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” — John Kenneth Galbraith A few days ago, the US Census Bureau reported that nearly 12.7% of all Americans currently live below the poverty line. That figure was higher for the fifth consecutive year in ... Read More »

Our Government Would Never Deceive Us Into War

I’m always amazed at how seemingly reasonable people quickly deny the possibility that we, the American people, could be lied into a war by our “leaders”. I’m amazed because our very history is rife with examples where our government has wrongly deceived us into war. Certainly, if they did it once, twice, three times, they would do it again, wouldn’t ... Read More »

Neoconservativism 101: Politics of the Wolf

It’s funny how some of the right wingers get all loopy when they hear somebody speak the truth. They can’t handle hearing it (i.e., Cindy Sheehan, Ambassador Joe Wilson, Scott Ritter, Sen. Max Cleland, Richard Clarke, and Hans Blix). Nothing bothers these people more than the truth. It drives them up the friggin’ wall. They will smear anybody who speaks ... Read More »