Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University, and author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America, co-author with Akira Kimura of Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives, co-author
Nancy Pelosi has consistently and adamantly opposed impeaching Bush, Cheney, Trump, or Kavanaugh.
This has been her position every day of the year, in the minority, in the majority, before elections, after elections.
Let’s find out if there is anything she would impeach anyone for, and if so, what it is.
Ask Nancy Pelosi: http://bit.ly/asknancy
Irresponsibility: A One-Act Drama:
Stage set: a dining room at left, an office at right
A woman enters
I’m very, very strange. I think democracy would actually be a good thing, not just grounds for bombing other countries. As long as we’re stuck with electing supposed representatives, I want to make that system approximate as closely as possible actual democracy. This attitude results in some bizarre positions. For example, I want candidates to lay out a detailed policy platform with hard commitments to particular actions. Even weirder, I don’t really care what a candidate looks like or what
#NoWar #Afghanistan #WorldBEYONDWar
Aida Touma – Sliman is a Member of Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, and Chairwoman of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality. She joins us from Israel but recently toured the United States. Her lengthy resume includes three years as editor in chief of Al-Ittihad, the only
War is a self-perpetuating habit that harms its users and can provide a certain momentary high. At a peace conference in Canada recently I heard a number of people refer to themselves as “recovering Americans.” The degree to which many people imagine wars are launched and continued for rational reasons is a major misunderstanding; war cannot be explained without irrationality.
But any metaphor can be taken in a misleading direction, and I think that has been done with war and alcohol.
We expect 17-year-olds to have learned a great deal starting from infancy, and yet full-grown adults have proven incapable of knowing anything about Afghanistan during the course of 17 years of U.S.-NATO war. Despite war famously being the means of Americans learning geography, few can even identify Afghanistan on a map. What else have we failed to learn?
The war has not ended.
There are, as far as I know, no polls on the percentage of people in the United States who know that the war is still
I confess that the idea of fighting for “the soul of the Democratic Party” has always sounded as sensible to my ear as fighting for the soul of a cow plop, and plans to improve the world through the Democratic Party about as strategic as a preemptive compromise. The following statement from the Democratic Party has given me second thoughts:
“We declare again that all governments instituted among men derive their just powers from the consent of the governed; that any government not based upon
September 28, 2018, marks 100 years since the stupidest parade I’ve ever heard of. And this is a world awash in stupid. Donald Trump wanted to hold an insane weapons parade in Washington this November. That was dumb. But so was, on a far lesser scale, the move by various peace groups to de-prioritize going ahead with a massive celebration of having helped get the parade cancelled. I suppose the thinking is that we have got just too many victories for peace to be bothered with inspiring people