Newtown School Shooting Tragedy: The Overflowing Cauldron Is a Better Metaphor than Dominoes

Everybody should watch the Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens documentary Newtown. The appropriate responses should then be a determination to reduce violence. Is gun control part of that? Probably, but it can’t be the only part. Is widening access to quality mental health care essential? Yes, but that’s not what I’m talking about either. Continue reading

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Fred Kaplan writes for Slate that President Obama has called it quits in Afghanistan, to which I say darn right and about time.

But how many dead and wounded soldiers ago did he realize it was hopeless?

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In the spring of 2009, Obama announced his decision to send what turned out to…

Dan Froomkin’s Temporary Tumblr Depository: How Many Dead and Wounded Soldiers Ago Did Obama Give Up on Afghanistan?

Despite Pleas for Peace with Iran, Lindsey Graham Continues Sabre-Rattling

JAG Lorraine Barlett pleads to Sen Lindsey Graham to avoid war w #Iran, @GrahamBlog justifies saber-rattling

This is an excerpt from a question and answer session Senator Graham gave at the end of a talk in North Augusta, South Carolina on October 1, 2012. In the entire audio recording, this excerpt begins at 5:46 and ends at 12:17.

Congressman Joe Wilson added a few remarks after Senator Graham finished.

Your future? by World Can’t Wait on Flickr.

We are not your soldiers

127 by kitao dai on Flickr.

Iraq 2003 April – The hospital had a shortage of electricity, medicine

Resist Drone Warfare

At the November 2011 School of the Americas Watch vigil in Columbus, GA, I attended two sessions on the United States military’s use of drones and activists’ resistance to this use.