Wednesday, August 4, 2010 IS IT TIME FOR US SANCTIONS ON ISRAEL? (11 comments)
Peace only happens when leaders act responsibly, embrace equality, trust and respect the rights of others. Myopic views are major barriers to peace. Unless those outside the direct negotiations can bring the parties to a closer understanding, peace becomes an elusive dream. 19 months of poximity talks have not produced serious improvement in the present peace dynamics. Perhaps it is time to consider US sanctions on Israel.
Saturday, December 5, 2009 Tora Bora: Deceptions, falsehoods and politics (12 comments)
The Senate Foreign Intelligence Report on Tora Bora provides a good chance to look at the Afghan war and events preceeding the Iraq war. The mistakes were huge and so was the very deliberate political effort to avoid accountability for them. Both the mistakes and the failure to demand accountability can be traced to a political process that placed party ahead of responsibility to the public it is suppose to serve.
Friday, November 13, 2009 US Congress and Middle East Conflict
Peace requires understanding, justice, equality and trust. The US Congress has embraced a lopsided perspective of Middle East problems that is detrimental to peace and encourages greater distrust, inequality and hate between Israeli and Palestinian people. The consequences of Congressional actions will likely lead to US failure to achieve peace and may well produce acts of terrorism for many years to come.
Sunday, October 25, 2009 Middle East Peace: Don't be like the Judean's
Nine months of encouragement and we can't even get the parties to talk to one another. Peace remains elusive because understanding and truth are obscured by barriers preventing trust, justice, equality and basic human rights. These conditions feed a bitter outcome where everyone blames the other side for the problems and no one has a solution. Here are 8 suggestions to move things forward in the Middle East Peace effort.
Monday, October 5, 2009 Social Conflict and Perspective (2 comments)
The anger and hate we see toward opposing political views, ideas and solutions to problems in the US is the outcome of people who can only see their position in society from a single vantage point.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 A Light Still Not Shining (6 comments)
The idea of discouraging divisions, moving forward and not looking back sounds like a nice accomodating political viewpoint. However, it is exactly the wrong thing to do if we value honesty, openness and transparency in government
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 American Investment (9 comments)
There has been a continual conflict between "capitalism" and "socialism" in the US for over 100 years. These two dichotomous views of society have been in constant conflict and are reflected in the typical extremes one finds among the left and right wing thinkers and pundits of this country. I now suggest how these views could be integrated into a more unifying view of a far more efficient, fair opportunistic society.