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War & Peace

Is the Cold War turning Hot?

By Ho See-wingOn Oct 30, 2017

Wars both Hot and Cold are on the American radar lately. On the Cold front, Ken Burns’ 10-episode, 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War finished its heavily-hyped, two-week run on PBS [...]

The Day the Neo-Nazis Moved In

By Anne MackieOn Aug 14, 2017

The “Alt Right” movement must be condemned for its murderous actions in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday. Their movement is not about “free speech” but is about terror and oppression. Could [...]

Bellingham Bells - Stop The Fireworks

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 16, 2017

Several years ago the Bellingham City Council banned the possession or use of consumer fireworks within the city limits (BMC 10.24.130). The ban was the result of a citizen push led [...]

Being Thankful on Thanksgiving

By John ServaisOn Nov 24, 2016

Most - maybe all - reading this have much to be thankful for. Many may feel grief or despair because of the elections. They should not because what we have [...]

A Brief Primer on Neoliberalsim

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 16, 2016

The name Friederich* Hayek is not a household name, bandied about during dinner conversation, but it ought to be for we are seeing with the present election the very manifestation [...]

1924 and 1933 - and Deja Vu in 2016

By John ServaisOn Nov 09, 2016

A dire prediction of the Trump presidency, one that hopefully will not come true. But if he does as he promised, as history suggests, then he may repeat history. They [...]

Of Platters and Asses

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 09, 2016

A friend writes to me this morning: “As usual, the very good writer Thomas Frank has something to say, & what he says is correct … but the Nile, Ganges, Mississippi &[...]

Anti-Nuclear Weapons ship ‘Golden Rule’ to Visit

By Ellen MurphyOn Aug 13, 2016

Editor update: On Sunday evening, August 21, the public is invited to bring a dish to a 6:00 pm picnic for peace with the Golden Rule crew, hosted by the Veterans For [...]

Memorial Day 2016 - Thanking a True Soldier

By Dick ConoboyOn May 26, 2016

The message below was written by Christopher Brown, who co-founded Growing Veterans, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans from all wars who are experiencing physical and mental trauma from their [...]

Making Money on the Plight of Veterans

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 29, 2016

As a veteran, I am a more than a bit sensitive about those who would profit over the condition of veterans in the US especially since those who send those [...]

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