John McCain, a Big and ‘Lucky’ Life
My guest on Q&A today is Senator John McCain. He has led an extraordinarily big life. We talk about some of it: Vietnam, the 2008 presidential campaign. He talks about Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, and some other figures.
God and Man and the Hell of War
‘War is chaotic and gruesome, as well as, on occasions, noble and heroic,” journalist Toby Harnden writes in his book Dead Men Risen: An Epic Story of War and Heroism in Afghanistan. The book is the story of a Welsh …
Obama’s ISIL Policy and the Conservative Case for Opposing It
I was too charitable initially. The more one thinks about Obama’s ISIL speech, the more appalled one becomes. The dismal-enough “ISIL is not Islamic” claim is not what we should concentrate upon. The real scandal is a basic absence …
Toward the end of today’s Impromptus, I have a note on Lyndon LaRouche and his followers. I saw a few of them (the followers) on the streets of New York the other day. Hadn’t seen them in ages.
Funeral Services for the Anti-War Movement Will Be Held Next Week
Big, busy Morning Jolt to close out the week — an appalling failure of immigration law enforcement, an indictment in that long-forgotten GSA conference scandal, another trip down memory lane for a beloved prematurely-canceled television show, and then this glaring …
The Importance of the Right Stories – for Kids, Adults, and Nations
I remember the night.
A group of friends stood around my husband David’s laptop, looking at photos he had taken during the first half of his deployment with the Third Armored Cav. Regiment in Diyala province, Iraq. He was …