From TomDispatch this morning: A stirring excerpt from Andrew Bacevich’s bestselling new book, Washington Rules, that focuses on how, as his Army career was ending, his real education, which would turn him into a leading critic of American war policy, began –Andrew Bacevich, “The Unmaking of a Company Man, An Education Begun in the Shadow of the Brandenburg Gate”
|By: RobertJensen Monday August 23, 2010 4:30 am|
In seven years of the deceptively named “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and nine years of “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan, no member of the U.S. has been a hero.
|By: Tom Engelhardt Tuesday August 17, 2010 7:26 am|
From TomDispatch this morning: Chalmers Johnson’s monumental, if grim, look into America’s post-imperial future on the occasion of the publication of his new book Dismantling the Empire — Chalmers Johnson, “The Guns of August, Lowering the Flag on the American Century
|By: Michael Kwiatkowski Monday August 9, 2010 12:42 pm|
The rich pay next to nothing in taxes, if anything at all, and the result is our nation literally falling apart at the seams. We shouldn’t put up with this.
|By: ed2point0 Sunday May 23, 2010 8:51 am|
This is an honest assessment of how both sides have used the same playbook to attack libertarians, and this is me exposing them.
|By: dirac Sunday May 16, 2010 2:40 pm|
“My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.” – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
|By: Kirk Murphy Saturday May 1, 2010 7:08 pm|
Tonight major Canadian media informed me and the world that earlier today US Special Ops “Colonel W” testified at Khadr’s Gitmo
trial military tribunal that he had altered his written report years later…after prosecutors talked with him.
Tonight when I searched Google news for reports today from Beltway/Village based reporters at Gitmo that today Col W. testified he’d revised his
historical record account of alleged murder years after the facts – but shortly after talking with prosecutors I found….*crickets*.
|By: medeabenjamin Monday April 19, 2010 11:28 am|
CODEPINK members reached out to the Tea Party for Tax Day last week. We found an ideological schism in the Tea Party between Empire and Republic–a precarious thread that threatens the fabric of the Tea Party as its leaders articulate their foreign policy positions on war and empire-building.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday April 17, 2010 9:15 am|
Aztecs, Greeks, Romans lay the ground for nudes that reflect and shatter classical conceptions