Tag Archives: United States

Empire and Its Consequences

by Robert C. Koehler Ever notice the way certain basic human values quietly transform into their opposite on their way to becoming national policy? At the human level, the immorality of murder is fundamental, and most people understand the insanity of armed hatred. Keeping these dark forces under wraps is essential to the existence of human society. So why is

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Another fine mess NATO has got us into

Can anyone still make a good argument in favour of NATO? Even ardent interventionists, chomping at the bit to assert Western military dominance over the globe, must be beginning to doubt the worth of this perennially panicking mob of confused military powers. At its members’ emergency meeting in Brussels last week, following the accidental shelling of a Turkish border town

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The Make-Believe Crisis in Iran

More Lies and Misinformation Weekend Edition October 5-7, 2012   by PATRICK FOY What if the White House were deliberately misleading America and the world about a major foreign policy issue involving war and peace, would it not be something worth investigating? What if, on top of that, the US Congress and Senate were going along with the subterfuge, remaining

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Anti-American Autumn Follows the Arab Spring

Beyond the manipulations underlying the film “Innocence of Muslims” and the assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, the emotions and violence that have rocked North Africa and the Middle East are the direct consequences of a strategy. Washington has opened a Pandora’s box and now must weather the storms it has itself unleashed. Unfortunately, being caught in its own

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Declining US doctor visits: A product of social decay and the assault on health care

4 October 2012 The US Census Bureau reported this week that between 2001 and 2010, the average number of doctor visits by individuals aged 18 to 64 fell by nearly 20 percent, from 4.8 visits to 3.9 visits. The report is the latest evidence of a sharp decline in access to health care for millions of Americans. The economic situation

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