By Iris Vander Pluym on July 13, 2014
People, I just don’t know why I bother to click on linkbait at mainstream American media outlets like the Washington Post. I recently got suckered by We think our enemies are idiots, and that’s a problem: The psychological explanation for our partisan strife, by psychologist and assistant professor of management and organizations at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adam Waytz. The piece is full of false equivalencies between conservatives and liberals, and finishes up with the usual pointless whinging:
By Mickey Walker-June 27, 2014
So much for poor old Colin Powell who (in Part I) found himself between a rock and a hard place, trying to placate the impossible: the paradox of what he had written in his own words in his book and later serving that which he had abhorred in his own book. Yes, Bush was one of those favored sons Powell had gaffed in his book. Bush had been taking big flak from the Boston Globe, the LA Times and other large newspapers for years to answer for his long
By Donald B. Ardell - July 13, 2014
There are many days that will “live in infamy” (FDR), alongside December 7, 1941. Just two obvious examples are November 22, 1963 and September 11, 2001. Most people would have several days in history to volunteer for inclusion in the infamy files if asked by pollsters for nominations, depending upon their politics, loyalties and passions. If asked, I would list May 5, 2014 for inclusion as a date to “live in infamy.”
By Michael Faulkner - 06.08.14
The rise in Europe of parties of the xenophobic right, with which this column was concerned last month, has prompted some discussion in sections of the media about the use of the term “Fascism” to describe some of them. The readers’ editor of The Guardian writes, in a piece on how to describe the far right in modern Europe, that “fascist is a word that should be used with pin-point accuracy if the voters throughout Europe are to retain focus in the gloop of far-right rhetoric.” This is sensible...
By Loren Adams, 07.13.2014
Imagine what life would be without unions. To arrive at an accurate portrayal, go back in time when unions didn’t exist… back to the Dark Ages and feudalism, back to slavery, indentured servants, castles surrounded by paupers’ villages of thatched-roof shanties. Back to the days Republicans would love to drive this nation.
Yes, picture what it would be for you to live without a union. It’s a journey you’ll never forget.
By Conn Hallinan - June 6, 2014
Now that the dust has settled from the recent elections for the European Parliament it is time to take a deep breath and see what really happened. No, Britain is not about to toss its immigrant population into the sea. No, France’s Marine Le Pen is not about to march on the Elysee Palace. And, as repulsive as the thugs of Hungary’s Jobbik Party and Greece’s New Dawn are, it was the continent’s left to whom the laurels went in last month’s poll.
By STEVEN JONAS MD, MPH - June 13, 2014
Note to the Reader: I originally published this column on BuzzFlash () on June 10, just before the current apparent civil war broke out in Iraq. It is very interesting to watch the liberal media on this one. On the limited sampling I’ve seen (e.g., on June 13, The New York Times, and MSNBC, even as represented by Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe), they are hardly jumping in with both feet this time around, which is a good thing. And now for the original.
By Harry Targ - 06.08.14
Energy can be used as a weapon. You don’t have to go further than the headlines today to see that’s true….We’re doing this to become better war fighters.” (Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, quoted in “Purdue, Navy to Unite on Energy Research,” Lafayette Journal and Courier, May 9, 2014).
At a public assembly celebrating a formal agreement endorsed by the United States Navy and Marine Corps and Purdue University, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and President Mitch Daniels extolled the virtues of future research collaboration.
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