Questioning War is a Civic Duty. Why Do So Few Do It?

By Kevin Basl “How do you motivate men and women to fight and die for a cause many of them don’t believe in, and whose purpose they can’t articulate?” That’s what Phil Klay, author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, asks in an essay published this month in The Atlantic. Unfortunately, he points out in a recent … Read moreQuestioning War is a Civic Duty. Why Do So Few Do It?

Trump’s Big Charlottesville Violence Statement Fail

It has almost become a cliche now and punchline on Twitter: every time President Donald Trump gives a scripted speech that seems more Presidential someone on cable declares: “This is the day Donald Trump became President.” If so, some now suggest, yesterday was the day Donald Trump stopped being President because of his glaringly insufficient statement…

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US judge orders FBI, CIA, NSA to disclose Occupy spying

“The government should not be investigating its citizens simply because they’ve raised their voices in dissent, whether it’s against government or corporate policy,” Hetznecker said on Tuesday.

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Mass protests against South Korean President Park

Thousands of South Koreans have taken to the streets of the capital Seoul calling for President Park Geun-hye to step down over a leaked documents scandal. The Saturday evening protest came after Park ordered 10 of her senior secretaries to resign over the scandal, which is likely to deepen the president’s lame duck status ahead of…

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