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Senate finally releases torture report

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program after 9/11, and the details are being circulated around the world. So NOW can we indict […]

Air strikes won’t defeat an ideology

Bravo, President Obama. Air strikes in Iraq and Syria, combined with military advisors on the ground are sure to destroy ISIS. Aren’t they? No, of course not. Because ISIS, like […]

Obama, ISIS, and John McCain

I watched President Obama’s speech tonight explaining his plan to deal with ISIS. I was not overly impressed. As he spoke about sending more equipment into Iraq to help them […]

Visualizing Gaza

We’ve been hearing from the media that Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas on earth. And it is. But not the most densely populated, as some have […]

More on Israel-Gaza

As the outrageously disproportionate killing of Gaza’s civilians by Israel continues, I feel compelled to post two items I came across this week. Based on references I found on TinEye, the photo of an unidentified […]

Israel reprehensible and US enables it

No humor here. This is the sad truth. Well, actually, it isn’t. If Israel continues its current slaughter in Gaza, there won’t be any Gazans left to imprison. More than 1,000 […]

ISIS or ISIL, they’re still just terrorists

I was finally able to remember that ISIS, the jihadist group that’s rolling through Iraq now, stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Learned it well enough to type it without having […]

Iraq and the Pottery Barn rule

No sooner did the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) offensive in Iraq hit the headlines than a particular song refrain popped into my head: “You break it, you pay for it.” […]

Bashing the Bergdahls

A week ago U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released after five years of captivity by the Taliban. Since then you’d have to be a cave dweller to have missed […]

From D-Day to present day

This is one of ten interactive D-Day images featured on The Guardian website. (You’ll have to visit the site to see the images change.) By moving your cursor over the images, […]

D-Day: Etched in the sands of time

(Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Normandy invasion — the beginning of the end of World War II. The following post from last September is as appropriate […]