Why are we surprised that we supported militia in Iraq, and they used torture?

Summary:  The recent story about militia in Iraq is rich in lessons for us. Not about the futile lost war. But about us and our ability to see and understand the world. A hot story from The Guardian, 6 March 2013 -- based on an investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic: After the Pentagon … Continue reading Why are we surprised that we supported militia in Iraq, and they used torture?

Ugly truths about income inequality in America, which no politician dares to say

Summary:  A new books by journalists Barlett and Steele shows some ugly and seldom-mentioned aspects of the growing inequality in America.  Most especially, the role of government policy. It didn't just happen. "Avarice, the mother of all wickedness, who, always thirsty for more, opens wide her jaws for gold." --- Claudianus, De Laudibus Stilichonis, II, … Continue reading Ugly truths about income inequality in America, which no politician dares to say