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Between & Beyond: Rumors Of War

There are rumblings of war on the wind. It’s Russia’s turn to be global boogeyman again, and I’m curious to see how this unfolds. I shy away from conspiracy theories these days. In the end, any theory of this k...
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Deleted Scenes: The War Boner

Notice that lump in the dialectic’s pants this week? Yeah, that’s the war boner. It pokes up every time there’s a chance World War III might break out. I’m pretty sure with this Russia/Crimea thing, CNN’s war b...
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Between & Beyond: A Look Back/Ahead

It was cold. It was frightening. I had always found Manhattan at least a little frightening and the bus ride in had me plenty anxious. It was a very strange time for me, for everyone. It was February of 2003, a...
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Deleted Scenes: War Comes Home

This past weekend, I watched as the last U.S. troops were reported to be leaving Iraq. They left under cover of night, in a convoy of military trucks headed across the border into Kuwait, and though going forwa...
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Deleted Scenes: Is 2011 The New 1968?

There are few creatures currently walking the earth more loathsome than the self-inflated Baby Boomer. You know the type: Completely blind to the fact that they’ve become their parents and the only difference i...
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Reality Check: The Ides Of Libya

How To Take An Arab Sucker Punch Think not I am what I appear. - Lord Byron This thing in Libya, the “humanitarian effort”—or whatever the strategic bombing of a sovereign nation embroiled in civil war...
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The Freak Show: The Politics Of Libya

There’s much ammunition (no pun intended) on both sides of the debate over getting involved in Libya, whether it be taking a lead role in creating a no-fly zone or just participating with an international coali...