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Dear America: It’s Over (Rulers of the World Era) and Iraq proves it

by Tom H. Hastings Reinvade, reoccupy, and redestroy Iraq. That is the solution to the inevitable civil war that happens when the US pulls out? Will we do it until either Iraq is remade in our image or until the US economy, political environment, and culture is also destroyed? Eight years ago a group of […]

US military bases overseas: Department of Ironic Defense

by Tom H. Hastings Like so many other US military bases overseas, the Okinawan locals who oppose the base are told that the US military is there to protect them. Indigenous opposition is brushed aside by the presumption of position–there is one way to protect people and the US military is the best at it. […]

New Sexual Assault Climate Survey Recommendation: Not An Excuse for More Administrative Bloat

by Laura Finley In April, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault issued a series of recommendations for college and university campuses related to responding to and preventing sexual assault. Given that one in five college-aged women endure a sexual assault, the White House is to be applauded for prioritizing this […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that our more effectively managing ocean resources could help us better feed the world? — Missy Jenkins, Boone, IA Hunger is a growing problem around the world, in both developing and developed countries. As our population continues to rise, the amount of arable land per capita is declining and climate […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Do you agree with the recent claim in the Wall Street Journal that organic agriculture isn’t actually sustainable? — Chuck Romaniello, Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Henry I. Miller’s May 15 opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal has indeed made waves in the organic farming community. Miller, former director of the Office of Biotechnology […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the so-called driverless car that Google and others are working on right now? ­ — April Jackman, Barre, MA Just a decade ago most of us wouldn’t have dreamed we’d live to see driverless cars whisking people around, but things are changing fast and analysts now think […]

Does War Have a Future?

By Lawrence S. Wittner National officials certainly assume that war has a future.  According to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, world military expenditures totaled nearly $1.75 trillion in 2013.  Although, after accounting for inflation, this is a slight decrease over the preceding year, many countries increased their military spending significantly, including […]

How To Navigate The Tremendous Undying Human-caused Climate Change

How To Navigate The Tremendous Undying Human-caused Climate Change

by Anna Rodriquez When Hurricane Sandy battered the United States in 2012, a Business Week headline had no intention to mince words. It read: “It’s global warming, stupid.” It has become rather household to blame abnormal shifts in temperatures and sea levels for every catastrophe this millennium. Climate scientists also agree that there are scores of […]

Why War Is Not Inevitable

By David Swanson If war were inevitable, there would be little point in trying to end it. If war were inevitable, a moral case might be made for trying to lessen its damage while it continued. And numerous parochial cases could be made for being prepared to win inevitable wars for this side or that […]

Assisted Suicide in America

Editor’s note: the following is an analysis and commentary on physician assisted suicide. The opinions expressed  do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By Glenn Mollette Physician assisted suicide is becoming a bit more popular in America. A New Mexico judge recently ruled that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have […]

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