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Medicare increase wipes out any chance of increase in Social Security

Medicare increase wipes out any chance of increase in Social Security

Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments. The government is projecting a slight cost-of-living…

Cult-like politics threatens all of us

Cult-like politics threatens all of us

A disturbing number of political movements in this country act more like a cult. Tea Party supporters defend the extremism of their movement with cult-like zeal, bombarding those who dare…

American ‘kill team’ targeted, murdered Afghan civilians

American ‘kill team’ targeted, murdered Afghan civilians

In 2010, a group of maverick American infantry soldiers, battle weary after six long, hard months in Afghanistan, decided to abandon the rules of war and formed a “kill team”…

NATO assuming command of Libya air strikes

NATO assuming command of Libya air strikes

NATO will assume command of all aerial operations in Libya from the U.S.-led force that has been conducting air strikes against Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, officials said Sunday. NATO jets on…

What if hell doesn’t exist?

What if hell doesn’t exist?

What does hell mean to you? Is it an endless nightmare for sinners and unsaved souls, as mainstream Christianity has taught for centuries? Or is hell here on Earth, in…

What happens when America doesn’t matter any more?

What happens when America doesn’t matter any more?

America led the military charge into Libya. Now it’s looking for someone else to take over but doing so is neither easy or backed by tradition. The United States has,…

The GOP’s invasion of the intelligence-snatchers

The GOP’s invasion of the intelligence-snatchers

Former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich may have said it best: “Never before in modern history have the Republicans considered a more bizarre group of characters, who bear more resemblance…

GOP’s lunatic fringe launches attack on public education

GOP’s lunatic fringe launches attack on public education

Fringe Republican presidential hopefuls have launched a war against the American public school system and told a home schooling rally in Iowa this week that government wants “absolute control” to…

School cuts turn Wisconsin Republicans against Walker

School cuts turn Wisconsin Republicans against Walker

A growing number of Republicans in embattled Wisconsin are showing buyer’s remorse over their votes for GOP Gov. Scott Walker. They’re not happy with his attempts to destroy the public…

NATO lead in Libya does not end U.S. combat role

NATO lead in Libya does not end U.S. combat role

Does turning command of the no-fly zone over Libya to NATO mean a quick exit for the United States from the expensive offensive that President Barack Obama launched without Congressional…