Putting Out Fire With Gasoline

There is no more dangerous notion in the world today than the notion of “pre-emptive war.” We have seen the result in Iraq, for those who might have missed those who missed Vietnam getting us into a quagmire that another Administration would be left to clean up. Continue reading

Gun Control and Terminal Absurdity

The internet is full of articles and video from today’s Senate testimony regarding gun violence. I can’t read them or watch them anymore. One after another the witnesses, both sane and insane, revealed what is wrong with America at the depths of its core: the conservative-liberal schism; our propensity for violence in general and guns in particular; our devaluing of human life, especially that of women and children; the total loss of common sense within our collective polity; our willingness to stage these hypocritical kabuki charades in our legislative chambers, even as people are being murdered outside. In today’s case it was beyond absurd: at the very same time that Gabby Giffords, herself a former congressional legislator from Arizona, was … Continue reading