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Jan 31, 2023

Raising the Roof on Debt Ceiling Blues

By Wim Laven Our country reached its debt limit, $31.4 trillion, on Jan. 19. This debt is all past spending, and we should be asking tough questions. According to a study from Brown University, $5.85 trillion has been spent on U.S. post-9/11 war spending through 2022 and another $2.2 trillion is...
Jan 25, 2023

The Kind Guild

Jan 3, 2023

Go Global: World governance for no war

By Lawrence S. Wittner Russia’s war upon Ukraine should be a reminder that violent international conflicts not only persist, but...
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Dec 27, 2022

Us and Them: Division never wins

By Dan Shiner Some years ago, Paul Tibbets invited Mitsuo Fuchida for a visit. They had met briefly many years earlier....
Dec 20, 2022

Left Behind: Lionizing lameness

By Tom H. Hastings What could President Joe Biden be thinking, trading a mere basketball player for the "Merchant of...
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Dec 13, 2022

Rebuilding a welcoming political culture

By Melinda Burrell “I want to thank all of you, because there’s no excuses in life, and I'm not going...
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Dec 6, 2022

Open Mic, Week of Dec. 7

Men and Hijabs Another case for equality  By Dr. Martin Blinder Like most everyone fortunate to live in a free society (and...
Nov 29, 2022

Ubuntu: ‘I am because you are’

By Robert C. Koehler A young man clothed in body armor entered Club Q in Colorado carrying an assault rifle...
Nov 22, 2022

Least We Can Do: Doing more at COP27

By Ingrid Newkirk In the 1960s, there was a TV show called A Man Called Shenandoah. A man with amnesia...
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