The Shotgun and Rewriting History

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From an old grizzled veteran (my age) named Mike, who contributed a lot of wisdom to our Veterans'Tales site for a few years: You're asleep when  you hear  a thump outside your  bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly ...

In Celebration of the Neocons

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In 2004, awaiting a vote in the newly liberated Iraq, their first democratic vote ever, I wrote my first published essay, "Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East", a 5500 word opus, and a pro-Iraq...

Christianity and the Changing Face of Islam since 2001

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I published a short reminder in 2001 about the generational differences between the people who had to confront the killers of 9/11 and those who had to deal with the alliance who attacked Pearl Harbor and...

Trade Brinksmanship, not Trade War, versus Globalism

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"Trade War" is a term the enemies of Donald Trump use to denigrate his proposals for restoring a balance to American trade policies. Only it's not "trade war" but trade brinkmanship, which, as it was first used to define...

20 Year Olds in Iran keep a Freedom Torch Alive Thought Extinguished 40 Years...

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20 year-old Iranians are taking to the streets demanding a return of freedoms that were taken away almost 40 years ago, long before they were born. How did they know? Who told them? Meanwhile, many of...

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'We rest well in our beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence against those who would threaten us.'" George Orwell