Tag Archives: Viet Nam

Too Many For No Good Reason!

Today is Memorial Day, when America honors its war dead.  Often when I write a song is in my mind.  As I contemplated this article it was, Where Have All The Flowers Gone?  Both the song and the issue have … Continue reading

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4 Decades Later A Still Broken System

The biggest thing that happened last week didn’t happen last week.  It happened 40 years ago last week.  On April 30, 1975 the United States left Viet Nam.  The Viet Nam War, as we Americans refer to it, changed America … Continue reading

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The Resignation Of Chuck Hagel

Monday morning I was in my office writing Tuesday’s posting when my BlackBerry brought me the news that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had resigned.  My first logistical thought was to “stop the presses” and write about it.  Then I considered … Continue reading

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Dr. Krugman, You Neglected A Factor

My Monday morning started out the way most do. Very early in my routine I anxiously read Paul Krugman’s op-ed in the New York Times, entitled, Why We Fight Wars.  Don’t let the title of this posting mislead you; I … Continue reading

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A War Within A War That Doesn’t Want To Be Called A War

Normally the big political story of the past week sticks out like a sore thumb.  That was not the case for the fourth week of July 2014.  The impactful stories were numerous and decidedly bad news.  Many of them entailed … Continue reading

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Be Scared But Do Something About It

When I think of patriotic holidays my thoughts quickly gravitate toward my late father.  We did not have a real warm and fuzzy relationship.  He was not that kind of guy and neither is his oldest son.  I attribute that … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago Today

Seventy years ago today, well over 160,000 allied troops stormed the beaches of Europe in what proved to be the beginning of the end for the axis powers and preserved the American way of life. I speak of D-Day. If … Continue reading

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Measure vs. Manufacture

I am not a military veteran.  I have to get a bit into my extended family to find any living ones.  My late father served in World War II, but like most of his generation, took his discharge as soon … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 With Roots In 2008

Writing a daily political commentary column has its challenges.  They mainly entail finding the time.  That is why my efforts between April and November of 2012, when I took a fulltime position with the Obama campaign, were sparse.  Generally finding … Continue reading

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Poetic Justice And Hopefully Deja Vu

Last week Friday Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia announced he would not seek reelection in 2014.  If I cried that day this announcement was certainly not the motivation!  Chambliss came to the Senate as a result of what many … Continue reading

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