Category: USA

Republican’s genius strategy

History Professor Alfred McCoy produced The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia in 1972. The CIA interfered with the book’s publication but its condemnation of American complicity in the drug trade is accepted as accurate and reliable. Dr. McCoy appeared with Jeremy Scahill on the March 7 edition of Intercepted Podcast. I found their wide ranging discussion informative, shocking and alarming…

Hero – redefined

Bravery and drone pilots, Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, July 10, 2012 “The Pentagon is considering awarding a Distinguished Warfare Medal to drone pilots who work on military bases often far removed from the […]

American dichotomy

Mitt Romney is preparing for next week’s commencement speech at Liberty University. Appearance at an anti-science, anti-evolution, anti-gay school rated America’s 535th best college by Forbes seems fitting for the GOP candidate […]

Cash for kids

Former Judge on Trial in ‘Cash for Kids’ Scheme, JON HURDLE and SABRINA TAVERNISE, New York Times, February 8, 2011 “SCRANTON, Pa. — A former Pennsylvania judge went on trial in federal […]