Some people say it’s no big thing that the state is spying on its own citizens. If you’re not doing anything wrong, who cares? Riiiiight? Wrong. Because that watching, monitoring, surveillance, spying or whatever you wanna call it can be […]
Most of us won’t live years past 90 as Nelson Mandela did, and few of us will die having accomplished as much as the great South African leader. Still, his death at age 95 comes as very sad news. A speech […]
A University of Hawaii PhD student in geography made an excellent analogy today on Canadian television when asked, basically, if there’s any point in addressing the human-made causes of unstoppable global warming. Abby Frazier told The West Block that doing […]
The question must be asked… Just how much more of this ObamaCare obsession be allowed to continue? Should the budgetary funding of the Nation be allowed to become the next Pequod?
But in a way, isn’t trust like a foundation of a building? True, no single hit with a hammer against the foundation can do much damage. But hit long enough.. at different spots… and eventually the damage becomes evident.
History tends to be kinder to them than the courts, and I doubt that this case will be an exception. In fifty years, people will look on the Manning case as another blot on a dark era for the United States and the values that it claims to hold dear. As for Manning himself, future historians will surely agree with Ellsberg, who, speaking to the A.P. yesterday, described him as “one more casualty of a horrible, wrongful war.”
It has become an expected part of every new round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority: The Israeli government authorizes more home building for Jewish settlers on occupied West Bank land. This time around, as talks are set […]