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Greg Laxer: Letter to the American Dead of the Vietnam War

Veterans For Peace, an organization of which I’ve been a member since 2013, has called for veterans (as well as civilians) affected by the Vietnam War to write a letter to the American war dead for this Memorial Day. 661 more words

Opinion Leaders

Real World Events Are Sports

There are two flat screens  –  one is tuned to CNN, the other to an “all sports, all the time” channel. One was showing video clips of the chaos in Egypt; the other was broadcasting a college basketball game. 120 more words


Marc Jampole: By killing Boston Marathon bomber, we stoop to his level of barbarism and depravity

The jury that sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death had a choice. They could have imprisoned Tsarnaev for life. But these 12 supposedly civilized men and women chose to do unto the Boston Marathon bomber what he had done unto others. 491 more words

Social Justice

Obsession With Stupid "Feel Good" Ideas

A medical dictionary defines obsession as a “persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling.”

And that is exactly how people are about “feel good” ideas. 96 more words