Law should forbid U.S. nuclear first strike

Law should forbid U.S. nuclear first strike

Few Americans are still alive who have a living memory of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.   Maybe that’s why so little attention is paid to the danger of nuclear war, unlike in the 1950s and 1960s. The purpose of U.S. nuclear weapons is to deter an attack by a...
He Is Not A King …

He Is Not A King …

Many years ago, my sister-in-law, Linda, tried to teach me a new card game … I disremember what the game was, for I am not good at games and I likely never played it again after that night.  She had a unique way, for she rather made the rules as she went.  And, when I...
On the Killing of Elephants … Again

On the Killing of Elephants … Again

Look at the picture above.  Somebody please tell me why some men see those majestic animals and their first thought is to kill them? I will never understand it, but then I am a lover of nature and do not seek to destroy that which I love.  This week, Trump & Co,...
Casualties of War

Casualties of War

          “The first casualty when war comes is the truth.” – Sen Hiram Johnson (R-CA) (1917)     As Barataria has noted before, the United States appears to be at war. This war, primarily with Putin’s Russia, is a new kind of war...