The Speak No Evil Approach to Afghanistan

By: Friday January 20, 2012 9:58 am

Apparently things aren’t going well in Afghanistan so the solution on the part of our government is too simply stop telling us about how bad things are. From USA Today: Military commanders in Afghanistan have stopped making public the number of allied troops killed by Afghan soldiers and police, a measure of the trustworthiness of [...]

Patriot Act Vote Reminds Us How Bipartisanship Undermines Accountability

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 11:14 am

Now, ten years after 9/11, with Osama bin Laden dead, in a broad bipartisan vote, the United States Senate moved forward with another extension of the “temporary” Patriot Act. The vote was 74-8. Both the support and the very limited opposition to this extension were near-even slits along party lines; true bipartisan efforts. As a [...]

America on Afghanistan: Bring the Troops Home

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 8:01 am

An overwhelming majority–59 percent–of the American people think that with Osama bin Laden dead, it is time to bring our troops home from our nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan according to the newest Gallup poll. I don’t know which of the two great absurdities about this situation is more amazing to me. The fact that [...]

Bomb Every Mansion: An Alternative Strategy to Prevent “Safe Havens” in Pakistan

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 2:01 pm

I’ve been told that, after nine years, the reason we must continue to spend billions fighting in Afghanistan is to prevent it from again “becoming a safe haven for terrorists.” Alternately, I’ve also been told we can’t pull out of Afghanistan because that could destabilize Pakistan and allow it to become a “safe haven for [...]

With Osama Now Gone, Spend on Building Roads in America Instead of Afghanistan

By: Monday May 2, 2011 11:33 am

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead and we find out that he has been living comfortably in Pakistan for a very long time, I really wish this tax payer money we are wasting building almost useless highways in Afghanistan would instead get spent building things in America, ans so create American jobs. From the [...]

John McCain’s Speech In Columbus

By: Thursday May 15, 2008 7:30 am

So I am watching McCain speak here in my hometown. A few things come to mind.Is it just me or does he really look, how shall I say it in a pc way…aged? The white hair seems to shine bright in front of that American Flag.Second, why does it seem he has to almost beg for applause from a friendly crowd?Finally, who wrote the wonderful novel he is offering us (?),