Tag Archives: Vietnam War

Happy Thanksgiving

A few years ago, I made the decision not to write anything new for Thanksgiving, but, instead, to recycle something that I’d written the year before. And, ever since then, I’ve been posting the same damn thing. Well, here it is again. I was tempted to remove some of the old references, and replace them […]

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Like something straight out of North Korea, the USA Freedom Kids serenade Donald Trump with a song about his incredible courage, strength and wisdom

I had an incredible post planned for last night, which I know you would have loved. But, two hours into writing it, I curled up next to my toasty warm laptop and fell asleep. So, here’s what I’ve got for you instead… the USA Freedom Kids lip syncing their jingoriffic knock-off of the 1917 hit […]

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Donald Trump, who unquestionably would have been a war hero if a bone spur in his foot hadn’t kept him from serving in Vietnam, questions the heroism of former prisoner-of-war John McCain

Appearing on stage in Ames, Iowa today at something called the Family Leadership Summit, presidential candidate Donald Trump had the above to say about Republican Senator John McCain, with whom he’s recently been at war on the subject of immigration. [Trump, it would seem, has an issue with McCain for not believing, as he does, […]

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Remembering Karl Pohrt, the man behind Ann Arbor’s Shaman Drum

Late last week, Karl Pohrt, the driving force behind Ann Arbor’s historic Shaman Drum book shop, passed away at the age of 65¬†after a long battle with thyroid cancer. Having been an admirer of his work over the years, I’d wanted to mention his passing on the site, and offer up a place for people […]

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Daniel Ellsberg calls on other whistleblowers to come forward, before we’re at war with Iran

Chris Hedges, who I often quote here, just interviewed Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971, hastening the end of the Vietnam war, and contributing toward the downfall of Richard Nixon. And, as it’s been a while since we’ve discussed the increasing severity with which our nation has been cracking […]

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