Reinstate the Draft

The crime of the century was not some black guy killing his white wife as the media tells us. But rather it was the murder of 168 people by a conservative, NRA, white Army veteran Timothy McVeigh. I know how to solve all our foreign policy problems. First we reinstate the draft. Then we get…

The Plight of American Veterans

November 12, 2007New York Times Editorial The Plight of American Veterans As an unpopular, ill-planned war in Iraq grinds on inconclusively, it can be a bleak time to be a veteran. There is little outright hostility toward returning military personnel these days; few Americans are reviling them as “baby killers” or blaming them for a…

The Pakistan Coup at Home – Frank Rich

November 11, 2007 Op-Ed Columnist The Coup at Home By FRANK RICH As Gen. Pervez Musharraf arrested judges, lawyers and human-rights activists in Pakistan last week, our Senate was busy demonstrating its own civic mettle. Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, liberal Democrats from America’s two most highly populated blue states, gave the thumbs up to…

Health Care Excuses – Krugman

November 9, 2007 NYT Op-Ed Columnist Health Care Excuses By PAUL KRUGMAN The United States spends far more on health care per person than any other nation. Yet we have lower life expectancy than most other rich countries. Furthermore, every other advanced country provides all its citizens with health insurance; only in America is a…