Monday, March 24, 2008 We Can't Take Iraq Neat, We Need a Chaser
Not only aren't most of us following Iraq in the news, we turn our backs on books and movies that dramatize it. But folding a veteran's story within a thriller works wells, at least in author Mark Biskeborn's case.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 "Lethal Pinatas": Keeping Cluster Bombs from Kids
It seems like just yesterday, thanks in part to America's only woman Nobel Peace laureate, that the elimination of land mines was the feel-good story of the decade. Yet, nature abhors a vacuum and it wasn't long before they were replaced by cluster munitions as the world's most barbaric weapon this side of nuclear bombs.
(2 comments) Friday, January 4, 2008 Un-becoming a Citizen
It takes more -- or less -- than passing your citizenship test to become a true American.
(15 comments) Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Hillary's Telling the Truth -- That's the Problem
Are we being too hard on Hillary? In the spirit of the holiday season, shouldn't we let bygones be bygones? No, not when force has always been the option of first resort for her.
(3 comments) Monday, December 24, 2007 Mitchell Report Fails to Step Up to Plate with a Plan
Why name names in the first place? It's hard to tell which paragon of good government he resembles more: J. Edgar Hoover or Joe McCarthy. Which sets a worse example for young T-ball players? Drug use or a witch hunt?
(8 comments) Sunday, December 9, 2007 Is the Iran NIE a Trojan Horse?
We may have breathed a sigh of release over its release, but Iranian-American commentators smell a rat.
(4 comments) Monday, October 22, 2007 Homeland Security: The Lethal Illusion
If you go through life without making any enemies you're doing something wrong. If you go through life making a lot of enemies you're doing something worse.
(10 comments) Friday, October 12, 2007 Medals of Honor, Wars of No Honor
Neglecting decorated members of the military who served in Iraq might strike a progressive or pacifist as a sign of opposition to our presence there. But the national indifference with which we treat Congressional Medal of Honor winners in general is actually a sign of a deep-seated malaise that, on the contrary, only serves to perpetuate war.
(15 comments) Wednesday, September 26, 2007 A Child's Guide to US-Iran Relations
The US and Iran's mutual history can be broken down to three basic grievances: He hit me first, it's not fair, and you're a bully.