After reading and hearing wildly contradictory accounts of Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’s Vietnam War documentary on PBS, I decided I had to watch the thing. I agree with some of the criticism and some of the praise.
The documentary begins with the ludicrous idea that the U.S. government had good intentions. It ends with praise for the memorial in DC and its tragic list of names, without mention of the greater number of U.S. veterans of that war who have since died from suicide, much less the
This week on Talk Nation Radio we discuss the United States provision of weapons to dictatorships. We’re joined by Rich Whitney, who is an attorney from Carbondale, Illinois, now working as an appellate public defender. He is one of the founding members of the Illinois Green Party, currently serves on its Executive Committee, and in 2006 served as that party’s first-ever candidate for governor, winning over 360,000 votes, about 10.5 percent of the total. He is currently serving as
Here’s an email you don’t see every day:
From: LOSING TIME <HASC.Drumbeat@mail.house.gov>
Date: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 7:32 AM
Subject: LOSING TIME: We Are Running Out of Bombs
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