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The Empire Relents At Bagram

Today the US Military abandoned perhaps the most strategically located air base the United States has ever controlled. More than Guam or Diego Garcia or Al Udeid, the capture of Bagram gave the Pentagon the strategic high ground in the center of Asia and, therefore, unprecedented offensive strike capabilities. With Iran and the Middle East…

Buffy and Tad go to Baghdad, or else!

Eastern Establishment, silver spoon-sucking twits. DC is full of people who are quite full of themselves. Ivy Leaguers, Sorority Sycophants, Frat Brats, people who come from “Old Money,” people with last names for first names–like Tucker, Armstrong, Winslow, Graydon and Taylor, and those who “summer” on “the Cape” or Martha’s Vineyard. They make up the…

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Critical Massacre

Inexplicable. Horrifying. Tragic. Shocking and senseless. The massacre at Virginia Tech inspires language of disbelief, fear and indignation. The media, politicians and pundits offer ponderous meanderings through a maze of confusion built by one gunman in a moment of vindictive violence. Once a name and a face, along with a thought-provoking package sent to NBC,…

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The Other Massacre

There were two massacres “in the news” this week. One, in a bucolic Virginia college town, kept the voracious, non-stop gaze of the media transfixed. Each detail described over and over again. Pictures replayed on seemingly infinite loops, the lives of victims explored and celebrated. The human cost considered and the inhumanity of random killing…