Category: War / Peace
|February 28, 2014||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
A new report from the Institute for Economics and Peace calculates the cost of violence all around the world.
|January 29, 2014||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
The Nobel committee has erred before; could they get it right this time? Is Edward deserving?
|December 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under The Progress Report, War / Peace|
If a poor, oil-rich Muslim country really threatens America, is a US attack really the best response? Or would something more legal be better?
|December 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Holidays, War / Peace|
Contractors and the rest of the military/industrial complex are able to celebrate Christmas 365 days of the year, thanks to politics and apolitical citizens.
|December 23, 2013||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
Harvard’s Joshua Greene on the evolution of morality—and why humanity may, objectively, be getting better in the long run.
|November 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
I.F. Stone: “All governments lie and nothing they say should be believed.” Especially when going to war. That’s when, more than ever, we need whistleblowers to refute the official line.
|November 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
It’s hard to enjoy a sports broadcast without enduring a plug for state violence. Where’s the equal time for peace, tolerance, and rational analysis?
|November 20, 2013||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
If government used the ratio of tax dollars per casualty to fight cancer that it uses to fight suicide attackers, its budget would be in the 100s of trillion, impossible to fund — but fighting cancer actually might get results.
|November 14, 2013||Posted by Staff under War / Peace|
The Navy had to give away a spendy ship, they couldn’t even sell it for scrap. Why bother when the taxpayers pick up the tab? It’s another way government makes itself too expensive. Yet government should raise even more revenue, from society’s surplus, but pay it to citizens. If collecting surplus — our spending for land and resources — government need not tax our efforts. If paying dividends, it need spend revenue on wasteful programs.
|October 26, 2013||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under War / Peace|
From the what’s-the-worst-that-could-happen dept. This 2013 excerpt is from the AP on Oct 23 by Robert Burns Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to long-range nuclear missiles have been caught twice this year leaving open a blast door […]
|July 26, 2013||Posted by Staff under Arts, War / Peace|
Three Southern US universities exhibit art that the CIA hid from Congress and sent abroad during the Cold cultural War. The paintings reveal a moment in American history when politics and culture—as well as professional expertise and populist taste—clashed, a phenomenon that feels all-too-familiar. This 2013 excerpt is from the Art Newspaper, undated.
|June 14, 2012||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under War / Peace|
More soldiers are killed by their own hand than by an enemy, saying something about war, human nature, and government priorities. The soldier suicide rate has reached its highest in ten years of war. While soldiers with multiple combat tours […]