Tag Archives: Opinion

Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire By
However ambitious President Barack Obama’s domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch. Think of it as the 800-pound gorilla in the American living room: our longstanding...
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise? By
In recent American history, a litany of different personalities have occupied the executive office at the Harry S Truman building at Foggy Bottom. War hawks, accommodationists, international diplomats and isolationists have entered and left the position of secretary of...
Addressing Media Bias, Activists Petition NYT To Revise Coverage Of Chavez By
In the USA, the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to be labeled a “dictator,” a “despot” and a “tyrant” who oppressed his country during his 14 years in office. The image is inconsistent with the reports of elections monitors who have declared...
Hawking’s Refusal To Attend Israeli Conference Spurs Divestment Debate In US By
The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist Stephen Hawking stated he would boycott a...
Privacy Or Security: Do We Only Get To Pick One? By
There’s an interesting trend occurring in the United States regarding the number of Americans willing to give up their civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism. In a poll conducted by TIME/CNN/ORC International two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing incident,...
Could Immigration Bill Set Off Another Backlash? By
As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether relatively tame opposition balloons into the kind of fierce resistance that killed Congress’ last attempt to overhaul the...
Nestle Claims To Own Fennel Flower: Oh Yeah? By
Trisha Marczak Through the eyes of Nestle, the world is their own. In its most recent bid to monopolize nature, Nestle is attempting to patent the fennel flower, or better known as nigella sativa, a flower whose medical benefits date back to Biblical times. Scientifically...
Conservative Senators Call For Militaristic Response To “Islamic Jihad” On US Soil By
Martin Michaels “We’re at war with a radical ideology that hates everything that we stand for,” said Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in a public statement Tuesday. “As a matter of fact, radical Islam is regenerating. And the way they are coming after us, is to find...
Contaminated Nation: Inhuman Radiation Experiments By
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the declassification of top secret studies, done over a period of 60 years, in which the U.S. conducted 2,000 radiation experiments on as many as 20,000 vulnerable U.S. citizens. Victims included civilians, prison inmates, federal...
Will U.S. Discovery Of Chemical Weapons Use In Syria Signal War? By
AMMAN, Jordan – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced there is U.S. intelligence showing “with some degree of varying confidence” that the Syrian regime has used sarin gas against its people. Reportedly, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon...