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No Peace With Assad
Until the dictator leaves Syria, bloodshed will continue.
APRIL 13, 2017 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
Most importantly, we must engage the Russians, who can be very constructive partners
The recent horrific chemical attack by regime forces in Syria has once again focused international attention on the never ending Civil War there and...
#Bashar Al-assad #Syria #Russia #Donald Trump #Isis
Backdraft in Politics Today
Sometimes it's typical; sometimes typical is terrifying
JANUARY 31, 2017 AND MAGAZINE IN FOREIGN POLICY
Boom! the president experienced his first combat loss in yemen for the navy seals.
☕️ Aaron Stipkovich
I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject deserves equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.
Cymbals in Dance
Finger cymbals have always been an integral part of dance.
DECEMBER 20, 2016 BELLYDANCE.ONE IN FEATURES
Finger cymbals, zills, zils, sagat, castanets, manjira, kasik, karkaba... all are percussion instruments played by hand while dancing, or not, in cultures around the world.
Equality Is Awesome
It's a shame so many people hate it.
DECEMBER 20, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Equality isn't extreme. it's a middle-of-the-road, compromise, moderate position.
Cyrus the Great
Delusions of persecution rationalize support for Trump.
NOVEMBER 18, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
American Christians are not enslaved Israelites.
One of the reasons some conservative Christians gave for supporting a Donald Trump presidency was that he's God's chosen instrument for restoring...
#Christians #Trump #Religious Right #Oppression #Discrimination
What 2016 Says About Us
Who do we really want to be?
NOVEMBER 7, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT
The other guy's badness doesn't make your guy good, no matter what.
While I've written quite a bit about the 2016 election, with only days to go, I feel like I haven't been completely honest about how I truly feel...
#Donald Trump #Hillary Clinton #Election #Christian #God
Religion, When Extremism?
Religions often seek dominance
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Most religions write down the word of God as they interpret it and misinterpret what they write down
Hillary: Third Obama Term
Obama wasted the space. If Hillary wins, she will too.
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
After election... he did little to rally his public, disappearing into an 'inside' Washington game
Democrats, liberals, leftists face a reckoning in considering the Obama presidency this election eve. Most of course like him personally, especially...
#Barack Obama #Saudi Arabia #Donald Trump #War #Election
the Truth About Secrets
What no one want's to say about secrecy in the Internet age
AUGUST 29, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE COPELAND CHRONICLES
One cannot expect either of the major two sides to be totally honest
During a presidential campaign, one cannot expect either of the major two sides to be totally honest in presenting their case. Normally, it is not so...
#Hacker #Internet #Hillary Clinton #Secrecy #Nsa
All About Miles
In response, here's the truth about Miles Copeland
AUGUST 18, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN STIPKO LIVE
The psychological damage done to him due to this fluke is unknown...
Saudi 41 Year Debt Secret
Do-or-die deal that reshaped US.-Saudi relations for years
JULY 13, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
The untold story behind Saudi Arabias 41-year debt to US
It was July 1974. A steady predawn drizzle had given way to overcast skies when William Simon, newly appointed U.S. Treasury secretary, and his...
#Saudi Arabia #Us Treasury #Salomon Brothers #Debt #Oil
Deadly Moderate Iran
Moderate Iran is killing Americans
JULY 4, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
No matter how the White House spins it, Iran remains the world’s terror master.
Just Ban Everything
A Problem Government Cannot Solve
JUNE 21, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT
Laws banning murder haven't stopped murder. Laws banning drug use haven't stopped drug use.
In the wake of the terrorist attack at a gay club in Orlando, the Democrat Party has mobilized, calling for more gun control. They point the finger...
#Orlando #Watch List #Terrorist #Second Amendment #Guns
the 9/11 Conspiracy
Conspiracy theories won’t keep us safe. Vigilance will.
JUNE 10, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
If the fault for 9/11 lies with our leaders, then it lies with us -- since we elect them.
A hindsight perspective on Iraq War. Do you agree?
MAY 2, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
The conquest of Iraq is only the beginning I predicted.
Talking about bigotry is still controversial.
MARCH 10, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
When Moses declared that his people weren’t taking that any more, that was divisive.
According to Marco Rubio, discrimination isn't what sets Americans at each others' throats, it's talking about discrimination that causes conflict.
#Bigotry #Muslims #Marco Rubio #Divisiveness #Discrimination
Islam's not a Religion?
That's the new anti-First Amendment argument.
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Religions fighting for government power never works out well for anyone except the winner.
World War What?
When Foreign Policy Gets Bad, The End's The Answer
DECEMBER 13, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
Foreign Policy analysts remind us that the next World War will be fought with sticks and stones.
Foreign Policy analysts remind us that the next World War will be fought with sticks and stones. What they're referring to is Nuclear War. It's a...
#World War #Nuclear War #Deterrent #Terrorism #War Of Crazy Lone Gunmen
Of Ahab & Jezebel, Redux
Or, a 21st Century Case of Penis Envy
OCTOBER 22, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN FOREIGN POLICY
With or without some fly on Hitler's wall, you can bet the Mufti wasn't wearing a yarmulka.
Have We Forgotten
The US has gone from fighting terror to funding it.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT
We must stand strong. We must never forget.
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