Pres. Obama “Misspoke” on ‘Polish Death Camps’

By |May 30th, 2012|

IT'S HARD to understand how anyone could make this particular mistake, first reported by Buzzfeed. The only way it breaks down is that the death camps were in Poland, so they were "Polish death camps." It's ridiculous to anyone knowing history, which I'm certain Pres. Obama does. It's a lot easier to understand making a [...]

Sanctioned by Rush and The Donald, Romney Welcomes the Birthers

By |May 29th, 2012|

"@BarackObama is practically begging @MittRomney to disavow the place of birth movement, he is afraid of it and for good reason," Trump tweeted on Tuesday. "He keeps using @SenJohnMcCain as an example, however, @SenJohnMcCain lost the election. Don't let it happen again." [The Hill] RUSH LIMBAUGH BLESSED the Republican birther plan against Pres. Obama last [...]

Afghanistan Women Scatter

By |May 29th, 2012|

WOMEN TUNNELING OUT of Afghanistan to escape the Taliban hasn't happened yet, but Afghan women's plight was predicted by the Washington Post's Dana Priest back in 2009. ""¦ (Dana Priest) is increasingly of the view that we're going to probably have to come to terms with the Taliban and just find a way to tunnel [...]

Romney Embraces Trump

By |May 29th, 2012|

"I need to get 50.1 percent or more and I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people." - Mitt Romney TRUMP'S BIRTHERISM is back and Mitt Romney is happy to have it. Peggy Noonan, on CBS "This Morning" today, laughed openly at Mitt Romney when Charlie Rose brought up the subject [...]

Review of “The Hillary Effect,” by Joe Gandelman

By |May 29th, 2012|

Today, she calls herself a "recovering partisan." What has not changed is her take-no-prisoners style of blunt writing; her interest isn't in making media or political best buds to advance her career (she certainly won't with the honestly in this book), but to give readers her best take. And "The Hillary Effect" is the best [...]

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Will Houla Massacre in Syria be Tipping Point?

By |May 29th, 2012|

WARNING - GRAPHIC VIDEO OF CARNAGE The outcome in Houla is so horrific that it may turn the stomachs of the remaining Syrians who are on the fence, and produce a new backlash against the regime. The revolution in Syria is a contest of wills between the regime on the one hand, and on the [...]

First Amendment Takes Another Hit

By |May 28th, 2012|

I think it's interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words "heroes." Why do I feel so [uncomfortable] about the word "hero"? I feel comfortable -- uncomfortable -- about the word because it seems to me that it is [...]

A 50-Year Vietnam “Anniversary” Forgetting Eisenhower

By |May 28th, 2012|

"Commitments by Eisenhower of military supplies, financial aid, and some six hundred military advisers had made the United States an interested party in Vietnam's six-year-old civil war. To deal with the mounting danger, Kennedy authorized funding for an increase of twenty thousand additional South Vietnamese troops and the creation of a task force to help [...]

Hillary’s No

By |May 28th, 2012|

"I think that there will be an election that will elect a woman." - Secretary Clinton GEORGE WASHINGTON didn't exactly jump at the chance to lead our nation after being asked either. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that women like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as people like myself, aren't taking Hillary's no [...]

Memorial Day: Remembering the Past While Forgetting the Present

By |May 28th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Today, many will remember those who have died while serving in the U.S. military. For many, that will also mean thinking of those who have been wounded, in body, mind and spirit. According to Veterans For Peace, in 2009 and 2010, "the U.S. military has [...]