Articles Tagged With ‘War’




Letter to the editor: No excuse for torture

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER Listening to Dick Cheney defend torture on “Meet The Press” is akin to hearing Idi Amin justify cannibalism. Imagine that you are one of the 26 innocent detainees who was confined... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Ban cluster bombs

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER President Obama was quoted recently saying that the murder of reporter James Foley by Islamic State militants was an act of terrorism. Obama’s saber-rattling speech was obviously provoked by the manner... (Continue reading)

Wanted: Justice Department memo analyzing strikes against suspected terrorists

In the world of secret information about powerful people, there are two sets of documents in especially high demand right now. First are Mitt Romney’s undisclosed tax returns. You already know about those. The other... (Continue reading)

Every war is a war against a child

BY DAWN ORTIZ-LEGG “Every war is a war against children.”  The elegant simplicity and hard truth of that statement is what made Howard Zinn a remarkable man. He embodied dissent in nearly every aspect of... (Continue reading)

Afghanistan 2010

BY DAWN ORTIZ-LEGG It has been a month since our new President made his expected announcement of troop increases for Afghanistan, yet it seems our country (and world) is farther from security and stability than... (Continue reading)

What price glory?

BY ALEXI JENKINS In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln argued that the family members of those who died fighting for the Union should “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain” and... (Continue reading)