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The Forever Young

On Tuesday, May 18th, we reached a grim milestone in Afghanistan: 1,000 American deaths.  The death count started slowly and we didn’t really pay much notice as we were distracted by our larger presence and the higher death count in … Continue reading

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Top Ten Worst Things about the Bush Decade

From Juan Cole’s Top Ten Worst Things about the Bush Decade; Or, the Rise of the New Oligarchs : The new lords and ladies are the Dick and Liz Cheneys and the people for whom they shill. They are the … Continue reading

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Poem for the Rooftops of Iran

While her video camera captures a night of rooftop shouting, a woman speaks softly.  I can’t understand her words, but no translation is needed to hear the sound of sadness and despair.  Translated, I hear soulful poetry. Friday, the 19th … Continue reading

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