UVA’s Miller Center Loves Killers

The University of Virginia’s Miller Center caught flak for appointing Trumpian Marc Short, but has now announced the appointment of John Negroponte, presumably hoping for little resistance since Negroponte’s not a Trumpman.

But shouldn’t morality still matter? Shouldn’t a center that has yet to ever feature an opponent of war but keeps inviting mercenaries and soldiers and warmongers to speak have to have some limits? We’re talking about a man who oversaw death squads read more

Why I’m Going to Ireland to Try to Fix the United States

The United States spends about five times what China does on its military. And it spends more just on its military bases in other people’s countries than any country other than itself or China spends on its entire military. The United States keeps troops in almost every country on earth, including in 800 to 1,000 major military bases outside the United States. The rest of the world’s nations read more

Opening Minds With Billboards for Peace

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War

On Friday, September 7th at high noon on Erie Blvd., north of Monroe St., in Schenectady, NY, the graphic above will be up on a giant billboard, and people will gather to discuss and promote the message. This is one example of a project that is catching on around and outside of the United States, and in which World BEYOND War read more

Virginia’s Fifth District: Hold Your Nose and Stay Home

Democratic candidates for Congress Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all say Americans should have higher living standards, closer to those in other wealthy countries, including guaranteed Medicare for All, better schools, etc. Leslie Cockburn, the Democratic nominee here in Virginia’s Fifth, says the same. But there’s a huge difference. Cockburn doesn’t so much as hint at how she would pay for anything.

Each of those other three candidates proposes to move read more

John McCain Funeral Transcript Leaked

Image from FAIR.org.

Joe Biden:

Today Senator John McCain is being buried together with the young woman who leaked the transcript of these funeral proceedings. John would have been honored to know that he was posthumously connected to such swift and cost-saving justice in protection of our national security — which I think should more than compensate for his being buried together with someone he would have referred to as lowlife scum. Can I get a Praise Jesus?

John McCain and I worked together read more