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Afghanistan | Afghanistan

jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.21.2010
Incredibly, it was fifty years ago that another young senator was elected as president, and nearly fifty years ago that his life was cut short that fateful day in Dallas. His life, yes, but not his legacy. For the past week or so, I haven't been able to stop thinking about John F. Kennedy, and what...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.08.2010
Tammie, my second oldest daughter, called me today from The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. She was there with a group of other parents who are in training to take exchange students, her third year of doing it. We were on the phone for more than an hour. I've never been to The Smithsonian...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Nov.01.2010
  Like any good mother, Starline Nunley wanted to do something for her son. Her son is U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Parker Frawley. When asked what she could do for him, Frawley’s response was that he and the other men and women he served with in the Middle East were well supplied, but his four-...
kate-clinton's picture
Sep.22.2010
A recent NYT article "When Boys Are Prized, Girls Live the Part" written by Jenny Nordberg, described the Afghani tradition of ‘bacha posh' which translates as ‘dressed up as a boy.' Since boys are so valued over girls, families with girls often dress one of their girls in boy's clothes...
tom-wallager's picture
Aug.25.2010
Every morning, and several times throughout the night, I awaken filled with dread and anxiety. Sometimes, I have had dreams of being tortured while helplessly restrained or paralyzed. In the dreams my captors exert complete power over me. They mutilate my body in an emotionless, methodical,...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.15.2010
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caused a furor last week when he called out media talking heads as "professional leftists" suggesting they be "drug tested." It's unlikely that steroids are what Gibbs had in mind, but steroids have been the drug of choice for this administration...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.15.2010
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caused a furor last week when he called out media talking heads as "professional leftists" suggesting they be "drug tested." It's unlikely that steroids are what Gibbs had in mind, but steroids have been the drug of choice for this administration...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.06.2010
A disgruntled Pentagon spokesman, Geoff Morrell, recently vented about WikiLeaks's behemoth bequest to the media of 70,000 classified documents. Morrell told the Associated Press: "If doing the right thing is not good enough for them, then we will figure out what alternatives we have to compel...
will-durst's picture
Aug.01.2010
To say the release of 91,000 classified documents has revealed a disconnect between our public position on Afghanistan and the actual situation on the ground is like inferring a disparity between yoga and bayonets. Dawn dishwashing liquid and green olive tapenade. A tray full of Southern Comfort...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jul.25.2010
If former White House lawyer and deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, John Yoo, were ever to decide to join the ranks of newfangled conservatives running for office he would be hard-pressed to hide the skeleton in his closet. Mr. Yoo, who now teaches international law...