“Yes, Sir” And Moved Out Toward The Enemy

As I wrote about on Facebook on July 4th, I had a very tough conversation with a combat veteran earlier in the week.  He...

My Question for the LGBT Community – Is It Inevitable?

  Val and I look forward to the day we can contribute to, volunteer for, and vote for the campaign for marriage equality in some...

The Coming Military Option in Ukraine

Photo by Alexander Noskin of the Soviet/Afghanistan War Memorial in Kiev. Friends rather publicly asked me at a recent dinner function what I thought of...

The Nazi Comparison

The grave as I first discovered it surrounded by hundreds of Battle of Britain dead buried in common graves. Of late we have suffered through...

Help Me Understand Hollande’s Hold on Women

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25680726 The article in the link describes the President of France's love life with three remarkable women. His first "companion" (a uniquely French version of living...

Volgograd’s Children Under Fascist Attack Again

In 1942 Volgograd was Stalingrad.  And it was here in a desolate winter that the Soviet Army inflicted the first strategic defeat on Hitler's...

Why Pushing STEM Degrees is Wrong

I am working on my second installment on how to pass Bipartisan Gun Control, but in the meantime wanted to comment on the news...

Forgetting What Being A Democrat Is All About

I just read Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier.  It is Orwell's classic spanking of British Socialists in the 1930s.  In the midst of...

A Hopeful Legacy for Trayvon Martin

I watched more of the George Zimmerman trial than I expected.  It was a  fascination with watching the usual court criminal process turned upside...

Embarrassment Is Not A National Security Issue

Let me stipulate that Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are not obvious whistleblowers.  They deserve fair trials. But what have they revealed? Mostly information in...

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