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Afghanistan: Ten years later.

Ten years ago, on October 7, 2011, the United States began its war on the people of Afghanistan.  It wasn’t a war on Afghanistan, it was a war on the people of Afghanistan. That’s an important distinction, but one that … Continue reading

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Rick Perry for Prez?

We just can’t get a break this year.  Things are going from bad to worse everywhere and what does the news now tell us — that Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for President of these united States. The last … Continue reading

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Novena to St. John Chrysostom on behalf of the US Catholic Bishops

Who knows why I get these brainstorms, but this one hit me right in the middle of the gathering hymn for the 8 AM mass at Epiphany Church this very morning. It was such a sudden rush I almost lost … Continue reading

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Osama is dead.

Twitter is a-twitter, Facebook status changes are coming in. . . the commentariat is firing away. The best statement I’ve seen thus far is that of Fr. Shane Tharp, who wrote. . . “Do not think that courage and strength … Continue reading

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GOP agenda steals from the poor and middle class.

I had this letter to the editor published in the Oklahoman on April 10, 2011 (I am a bit behind this week, lol.) Congressional Republicans say they want a balanced budget, yet serious cuts to defense expenditures are conspicuously absent … Continue reading

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Our Tyrant-Emperor calls for even MORE death, murder, and suffering in Afghanistan.

Today, in a rousing speech, our beloved Tyrant-Emperor called for even MORE murder and death for the long-suffering nation of Afghanistan.  It’s a war worth fighting, he says from the safety of his Secret Service protection.  If we don’t fight … Continue reading

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Civilian death toll soaring in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan reports that civilian deaths are up 24% over last year. Somehow I missed this report on our imperial mainstream news.  This figure relates only to direct casualties of battle and assasinations, etc.  It … Continue reading

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The Afghan Genocide

One of the things that happens with wars is that the cost to the civilian population in the war zone is always marginalized to the point of invisibility.  This is why one of the important works of justice and peace … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Today is the Fourth of July, the celebration of the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain, our national birthday.  From the beginning, we have been a nation of contradictions.  The Declaration of Independence speaks of liberty, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Iraq

The US military is withdrawing today from the cities of Iraq.  Yet, the carnage continues, with as many as 300 Iraqi civilians killed in the last two weeks. Philip Garaldi, writing at the American Conservative, has some pretty astute observations … Continue reading

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