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les-aucoin's picture
Oct.01.2011
Unless you’ve been lost in Antarctica, you know that Tom Hanks’ flick, Charlie Wilson’s War, is based on the wildest sumbitch ever to serve in the modern Congress and how the oddly lovable, (alleged) cocaine-snorting, womanizing, Scotch-swilling swashbuckler from Lufkin, Texas, just about...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Aug.30.2011
"Our Presidents should not be able to conduct secret operations which violate our principles, jeopardize our rights, and have not been subject to the checks and balances which normally keep policies in line." - Morton Halperin    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for...
charles-redner's picture
Aug.02.2011
“Terror Travels the Devil’s Highway”–the first Maggie Lopez, Border Patrol Agent novel.Shorty after moving to Tucson in 2000, I learned firsthand what it was like living near the Mexican border. I heard for the first time, the term, “illegal alien.” I perhaps saw them, or at least, the trails they...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jul.06.2011
Am I the only one who's scared that the current commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan,and former commanding general in Iraq, David Petraeus, has been confirmed as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency? It's not uncommon for intelligence officers to go from the CIA to the Department...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jul.06.2011
Am I the only one who's scared that the current commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan,and former commanding general in Iraq, David Petraeus, has been confirmed as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency? It's not uncommon for intelligence officers to go from the CIA to the Department...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.23.2011
I've said it before: I haven't been a big fan of NEWSWEEK since Tina Brown became its editor; still, it's better now than the royal mess it was. Its limitations remain those of a society with a thirty-second attention span and a blogosphere with cranky, sensationalistic rants. Why do I read it?...
heywood-gould's picture
Apr.06.2011
REPRINT from November 25, 2009 Igor Yopsvoyomatsky, editor-in-chief of paranoiaisfact.com, answers readers' questions. Dear Igor, When the upcoming terrorist trials were announced my husband Todd rented a back hoe and started digging an underground bunker in our front yard. He's down there...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.22.2011
  It looks like the United States of America now believes in the Sharia. On March 17, Raymond Davis got off by paying blood money to the families of the two men he had killed on January 27. Pakistan’s law minister Rana Sanaullah declared that Davis, supposedly a CIA agent, had been...
gabriel-constans's picture
Mar.21.2011
Fred Branfman emerged from the jungles of Laos carrying a heavy load. He wasn’t weighed down with ammunition, guns or rations. The international volunteer, who had been in and out of Laos for over three years, was burdened with something far greater than goods or a heavy backpack. What he...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Mar.10.2011
"Our Presidents should not be able to conduct secret operations which violate our principles, jeopardize our rights, and have not been subject to the checks and balances which normally keep policies in line." - Morton Halperin    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for...