Paul W. Tibbets Jr., retired brigadier general and former businessman, died on Nov. 1. He’ll forever be remembered for what he unleashed the morning of Aug. 6, 1945. That day Tibbets’ B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The blast, fire and radiation killed 140,000 people. Many others were scarred and injured for life. Most of the bomb’s victims were women, children, the elderly and other civilians not directly involved in the war.
The U.S. foots 75 percent of NATO's bill, increasingly hard to do given the enormous costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the pivot to Asia, and the war in Syria.
Over the past few weeks the American people have been served up a steady stream of words and images by the major media about the conflict in the Ukraine.
Our government bears a heavy responsibility for all these horrors; it's time to push for peace and for a humane foreign policy that puts people before profits.
The letter is regarding the political and violent attacks in the Ukraine by the Right Sector against the Communist Party of the Ukraine, the Ukrainian Jewish communities and other minorities and progressives.
On June 15, 1381, Wat Tyler, a leader of a peasant/laborer rebellion that swept England, was killed by the king's supporters.
Like the toad who wants to be the handsome prince, the lobbying group disguised as a business association was seduced by romantic Ayn Rand visions of sugar plum profits dancing at the mere idea of a white knight prancing into view.
The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.
A country's attitude toward its unions is a good measure of their attitude toward democracy - their real attitude toward true democracy.
Marketed as a laugh-filled romp, "Four Lions" offers much more.