US Pivot to Asia Promises More of the Same

The United States claims to be pivoting its martial involvement toward Asia, but one can truly discern the U.S. military’s priorities by looking at where it warehouses military weapons for war. When these stockpiles are examined, it looks like the future will be similar to the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium. … Continue reading “US Pivot to Asia Promises More of the Same”

Why Women Should Not Enlist

Just the other day, I saw a girl running along the side of the road. She looked like she was about high school age. She was wearing a ‘USMC’ t-shirt. And I thought, ‘If she joins then she’s going to have to accept rape and the destruction of her life.’ I cannot in good faith … Continue reading “Why Women Should Not Enlist”

A Biblical Threat to National Security

Can a Bible be a “threat to national security”? For years, the government has employed the risk of “national security” excuse to infringe on a wide range of freedoms — like the right to pass through an airport security checkpoint unmolested, or read library books without Big Brother peeking over your shoulder. Michael L. “Mikey” … Continue reading “A Biblical Threat to National Security”

Heroes and Villains

I was going to defend Chris Hayes, the MSNBC host whose pre-Memorial Day comments provoked the wingnut-osphere into one of its frequent paroxysms of hate. You can go here to hear his remarks, but the gist of it is he said he hesitated to call each and every one of our soldiers “heroes” because: “It … Continue reading “Heroes and Villains”

The Rape of Our Military Women

When Washington needed women to carry out its two-front war of choice, they were there, lending more than 255,000 female volunteers to the mission. Today, women make up approximately 15 percent of the active duty force and 20 percent of the reserve components. Simply put, the military would not have been able to wage the … Continue reading “The Rape of Our Military Women”