Tag Archives: military

What Assault?

How did we get here? Once again, a mass shooting has reactivated what passes for a gun debate in the United States. This time the event occurred at a high school in Florida and seventeen people died, but those details, … Continue reading

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Police Modern

Baltimore: Freddie Gray. Ferguson: Michael Brown. Cleveland: Tamir Rice. New York: Eric Garner. The paired names of cities and victims of police violence keep mounting; these four only the most publicized in the past year. Several reports have noted that … Continue reading

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Shut It Down!

Here we go again. It is clear now, so clear that even pundits on CNN have recognized it, that President Obama made a serious mistake two years ago. More on that later. We have now seen the shutdown of the … Continue reading

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Foreign Intelligence

It is possible that some of the statements in my previous entry on this blog (The Snowden Caper) may have sounded a bit paranoid. I would argue that the interpretations in my argument were, in fact, entirely realistic. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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The Snowden Caper

In recent weeks the media and members of Congress have erupted with shock, surprise, and outrage about the “new” ways in which our government has been violating the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens. There was the “scandal” involving tracking the … Continue reading

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The Second Term Begins

On Monday, January 21st, we saw the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, his first act in his second four-year term. After the speeches and the national anthem and the benediction, most networks—MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC—moved into discussions of … Continue reading

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