Monthly Archives: October 2015

His book should not have been the only Counterinsurgency text available for an entire post-Vietnam generation

By ann summers Yet if predicting the future is a hopeless endeavor, learning from the past is not. The counterinsurgency books that Nagl studied do impart an important lesson. The goal the United States hopes to reach in Iraq — … Continue reading

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They Killed the GOP Party – You Bastards!

“Oooh, thats a bingo!” (Inglourious Basterds – Col. Hans Landa) By ann summers With the continued dithering of the GOP over who will be its next Speaker of the House of Representatives, although my bet would be on Paul Ryan … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ELDRITCH

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. – Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1 We’re midway through October, when black and orange decorations are popping up everywhere, and Americans add giant bags of … Continue reading

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Reliquary needed for fragments of the True Conservative

By ann summers Who are true conservatives, the dope-smoking homophobe Bill Buckley, the late druggie Andy Breitbart, George “Cubs Win!” Will, Ron “Goldbug” Paul, Billy the son of a Trotskyist Kristol, Chuck “Grecian Formula” Krauthammer… More importantly, who among the … Continue reading

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POC aren’t the problem for the Homeland’s “war on terror”

By ann summers The problem is as it’s always been – the ethnocentrism of the European colonizers and their American-born descendants, basing their bias on property and power and in the case of recent GOP politics on the fear of … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: HARBINGER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Last-Minute Message For a Time Capsule I have to tell you this, whoever you are: that on one summer morning here, the ocean pounded in on tumbledown breakers, a south wind, bustling along the shore, whipped … Continue reading

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Toward recovering the $7 trillion from offshore tax havens

By ann summers If you’re rich and you don’t want to pay taxes, here’s a way to go. Drop that billion in a secret bank account abroad. It’s illegal, but there are plenty of people who will help you do … Continue reading

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