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Obama defends his Libyan war

Obama defends his Libyan war

Vigorously defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would…

Newest teen trauma: Facebook depression

Newest teen trauma: Facebook depression

Add “Facebook depression” to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors’ group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online…

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…