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  • Our dangerous, unpopular 10-plus-year war

    You'd think a 10 1/2 year war would be a major issue in a presidential campaign - especially a war going as badly as the one in Afghanistan. And especially in the wake of Sen. Jay Rockefeller publicly urging President Obama to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Maybe if the administration proposed funding a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kandahar, the war might get the place it deserves in the national conversation.
  • Obama Out Of Sync With Public Opinion

    So, the stars finally aligned and our senior leaders in Washington all concurred about an important public policy initiative. Yet, even with their agreement to bomb Syria, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader...

    Chemical warfare

    To fight our insane wars, we're wrecking our soldiers' ability to live with themselves and function in society, then regulating what's left of them with chemicals, which often make things immeasurably worse. In the pursuit of order, could we possibly...

    Finding the wisdom we need to survive

    I'm far more interested in forgiveness than justice. I say this just to calm myself down after a morning of media overkill, so to speak. There are so many murdered mothers and children in the news, some with names and faces, so many just adding...

    The social context of mass murder

    Hey, loser! And so the nail is driven in. This is isolation; this is the coffin. And there are so many ways of saying it. The social context of being human has been shattered for far too many people, and one manifestation of this is the eerie rise in...