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Missy Beattie lives in New York City. She's written for National Public Radio and Nashville Life Magazine. An outspoken critic of the Bush Administration and the war in Iraq, she's a member of Gold Star Families for Peace. She completed a novel last year, but since the death of her nephew, Marine Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, in Iraq on August 6,'05, she has been writing political articles.
(22 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 16, 2017 F the USA
I fold the dinner napkins and place them on the dining table. This life, my life, is just as it was yesterday and the day before. We talk, my little group,
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 28, 2014 Good Cop, Bad Cop
After the Sony hack, Barack Obama said:
We cannot have a society where some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States. That's not who we are. That's not what America is about.
Throughout his presidency, Obama's said this, "That's not who we are, that's not what America is about."
Yet in each instance, it is exactly who we are, what America is about.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 13, 2013 Empire, Hypocrisy and Deflection
the duplicity and nationalistic rhetoric have been a huge deflection--from Edward Snowden's bombshells, including the latest--that the NSA shares data about US citizens with Israel. The contrived swerve from one crime to another may be the purpose of what we've just witnessed this past week.
SHARE Saturday, December 11, 2010 Friend or Foe?...the enablers of our insecurity, Bush, Cheney, Obama, and all the neocons, remain at large, living large in plain sight, one touring his fictional memoir...
SHARE Tuesday, December 7, 2010 The Big UniverseThe Denver initiative for an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission was overwhelmingly defeated. Earthlings there didn't want to be ridiculed by the rest of the world. Strange, isn't it? Because our reputation couldn't be worse.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 26, 2010 So Many MessagesNot unlike voting, petitions are, for the most part, useless. So are phone calls to those elected to represent our interests.