President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric
donald trump / Obama Administration / Terrorism / Uncategorized

President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric

In his last speech on the road visiting troops, President Obama gave a valedictory address on his administration’s efforts to fight terrorism.  Its closing passages, however, were a stirring invocation of American values as he stressed: Let my final words to you as your Commander-in-Chief be a reminder of what it is that you’re fighting for, … Continue reading

Why Belgium?
European Politics / Terrorism

Why Belgium?

ISIS has claimed responsibility for separate explosions in Brussel’s Zaventem airport and a central metro station that killed 34 and wounded over 200.  It is the latest in a series of terrorist attacks occurring within or originating from Belgium that includes: May 2014: Attack on the Brussell’s Jewish museum (4 killed); Jan 2015: Charlie Hebdo … Continue reading

2010 Elections / Health Care Reform / Racism / Republican Obstructionism / Right Wing Violence / Teabaggers / Terrorism

America’s Year of Living Dangerously

Only two years ago, John McCain refused to allow his campaign to be a platform for bigotry by telling supporters that then-Senator Obama was “a decent family man” who they need not fear as president. Now it is time for House Minority Leader Boehner to back away from his “Armageddon” fear mongering and tell us who most represents American values – Gabby Giffords or a terrorist? Who should we be most proud of, civil rights hero John Lewis or the tea bag protester who called him a “nigger”? It is not enough for Boehner to say these actions are wrong, if he leaves unchecked the hatred his party so diligently pollinated. Continue reading

Al Qaeda / George W. Bush / September 11th / Terrorism

The September 10th President

It was the 213th day of a presidency focused on tax cuts and Iraq. . . . Sadly little has changed as we approach the fifth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, as this tragedy has not been used as a call to action to secure the nation from future attacks but rather as a political tool to implement the Bush administration’s September 10 agenda. Continue reading