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America’s Longest Wars

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Just a few of the battles fought against Native Americans W.J. Astore A popular headline in the media is to describe the Afghan War…

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mikey Weinstein: Christianity, the Military, and Congress: Onward Christian Soldiers

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Separation of church and state? Mikey Weinstein.  Courtesy of Alternet. I’ve never thought of myself as much of a performer, but this week I…

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: What Combat Veterans Know

There is a war inside the war that only combat veterans know. They’re not being mysterious when they talk and seem to leave you out. They’d prefer it weren’t that … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Election Result: More Military Escalations Are Coming

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
James Madison warned that perpetual war is the worst enemy of personal liberty W.J. Astore So, Republicans now control the Senate as well as…

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rory Fanning: Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…

Still on the Thank-You Tour-of-Duty Circuit, 13 Years Later. Last week, in a quiet indie bookstore on the north side of Chicago, I saw the latest issue of Rolling Stone … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hillary Clinton Embraces ‘Endless War Doctrine’

In Ottawa, former secretary of state says war against ISIS will be “long-term commitment.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the war being waged against militant fighters … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Endless Flow of Weapons Fuels Endless War in Iraq and Syria

New report shows how flood of munitions from across the globe, including the United States, are making peace impossible in Middle East. Ammo casings found in Iraq and Syria. Top, … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tim Holmes: 7 arguments against war in Iraq and Syria

Originally posted on Tim Holmes:
1. It won’t work – and is likely to backfire. “What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what…

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Obama’s Speech on ISIS: More of the Same, As in Military Action

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Obama “consults” with Congress before ordering more bombing. Note the irony of George Washington’s portrait, the man who warned us to avoid foreign entanglements…

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why am I moving left?

I used to be right down the middle. But America’s changed, and so have I. In my late 50s, at a time of life when most people are supposed to … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

It is not anti-Semitic to say: Not in my name

On a morgue slab in Shejaiya in the Gaza Strip a few days ago lay two anonymous children, a boy and a girl. Their bodies could not be identified because … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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