From the Front…of an Antiwar Rally

As’s Student Coordinator, I have spent the last nine months helping students across the country find speakers and direct them to local activist events. When I receive emails that ask “What can I do?” I tend not to reply: “Run out in the streets and protest.” Rather, I first recommend a less vocal approach: … Continue reading “From the Front…of an Antiwar Rally”

Bluff and Bluster

The much-anticipated "shock and awe" strategy breathlessly awaited by our image-hungry media has somehow morphed into a war of bluff and bluster. Instead of launching an all-out military assault, the U.S. military strategy is, at least initially, a political assault by the U.S. on the Iraqi leadership. The first sign of military action was a … Continue reading “Bluff and Bluster”

The Arrogance of Power

I believe in this beautiful country. I have studied its roots and gloried in the wisdom of its magnificent Constitution. I have marveled at the wisdom of its founders and framers. Generation after generation of Americans has understood the lofty ideals that underlie our great Republic. I have been inspired by the story of their … Continue reading “The Arrogance of Power”

Support Our Boys in Uniform

Now that George Bush has quit pretending to weigh the pros and cons of war, and has issued an unacceptable ultimatum to Saddam Hussein, we can expect the war to begin before the week is out. Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman was first out of the box with the slogans of appeasement when he said, "It’s … Continue reading “Support Our Boys in Uniform”

A Grand Unified Theory of British Politics

Britain’s relationship with America has shaped British politics for thirty years, and it isn’t going to stop now. Just Another Episode In Britain recently politics has entered a rare interesting phase, the Labour Party is turning on its biggest asset and Tony Blair seems to be in real trouble – with yet another record rebellion … Continue reading “A Grand Unified Theory of British Politics”

Making Lemonade

I write before President Bush’s address, on the assumption that it will offer an ultimatum that will trigger war within days, without offering justifications that persuade me this war is necessary, justifiable or constitutional. So what do we do once the war begins? Polemicists like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, of course, argue that once the … Continue reading “Making Lemonade”