A Russian "humanitarian aid" convoy crossed the border into eastern Ukraine Friday. More than 200 trucks from a convoy of about 280 crossed at a checkpoint in Izvaryne, Ukraine and moved into the war-torn Luhansk region, without the approval of the Ukrainian authorities. The convoy was not accompanied by officials of the Red Cross as earlier planned. International Committee of the Red Cross spokes
By John-Thomas Didymus on Aug 23, 2014
The Indian state of Kerala is embarking on a wrong-headed plan to prohibit alcohol. (Photo courtesy BBC.) It appears the specter of Al Capone, that murderous thug who made millions selling illegal alcohol during American Prohibition in the 1920s, will be resurrected in India. Someone very like Capone is waiting in the wings in the southern state of Kerala – where the government has devised a plan
By Barry Ellsworth on Aug 22, 2014
Differing views on what should be done to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant emerged this week from two senior US defense establishment heavyweights. At a Pentagon news conference Thursday, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described ISIL, also known as ISIS, as having an “apocalyptic, end-of-days” vision. Dempsey further said the
By Robert Myles on Aug 22, 2014
Author's note: This concludes a three-part series. You may view Part One here; Part Two here. A remarkable aspect of recent studies showing that people express higher levels of "life satisfaction" as government intervention in the market economy increases is the finding that the effect of public policy on "life satisfaction" exceeds marriage or employment status. In an interview with The Washingto
By John-Thomas Didymus on Aug 22, 2014
I’m working on a screenplay on the murder of Bernard Whitehurst Jr. by police in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 4, 1975. The working title is “Cover-up in the Confederacy.” Whitehurst, like Michael Brown, was unarmed when gunned down by a police officer. A big cover-up ensued, including the planting of a gun, which some police official took from the evidence room after Whitehurst was shot and placed
By Harold Michael Harvey, JD on Aug 22, 2014
What in the heck is happening to American men? It used to be obvious who the tough guys were. It certainly wasn't the ones who made the most noise. When Joe McCarthy was running around yelling about communists in the 1950s, nobody thought he was the toughest guy in the room. He was a politician trying to get votes. But when John Wayne or Gary Cooper came onto the screen in any one of 100 movies, y
By Michael Rappaport on Aug 21, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
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