Category: Military

Combating Trump’s poison
The latest commentary by David Brooks in The New York Times is titled, “Donald Trump Poisons the World.” Here is an excerpt: Far from being a band of brothers, [the [...]
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For the Fallen
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in [...]
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Chelsea Manning Returns as Herself
Bay Windows reports: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified [...]
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We can only be defeated by ourselves
Thoughts after the bombing in Manchester, England on May 22: Hitchcock’s 1936 movie “Sabotage” portrays a terrorist bombing, based on a Joseph Conrad novel set in London in 1886. There [...]
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Frank Kameny’s birthday
Happy birthday to the late Frank Kameny, who was an astronomer before he was a gay rights pioneer. He would have been 92 today. Many others followed the course he [...]
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America’s enduring vitality
Within the past year, the West Point commencement featured openly gay class president and First Captain E.J. Coleman. The amazing National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on [...]
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Chelsea Manning released from military prison
BBC News reports: US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. A [...]
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Spicer blames Obama for Flynn, whom Obama fired
Really, Sean? I can only quote from Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Verses: Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one’s eyes.
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US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne report at CNN. The bomb is called MOAB. It is 21,600 pounds and is GPS-guided, dropped by an MC-130 aircraft on ISIS targets in Afghanistan. [...]
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