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US War Making: What’s In It For You? – OpEd Saturday, April 14th, 2018

If you are an American, have you asked yourself these questions? What purpose of mine is served by the U.S. government’s making war in Iraq? What purpose of mine is served by the U.S. government’s making war in Afghanistan? What purpose of mine is served by the U.S. government’s making war..

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INDIAN TV MEDIA NOW RARELY RESPONSIBLE, HONEST AND NEUTRAL Friday, April 13th, 2018

It is now very well known that the entire private TV media in India are owned by business houses or political parties, which largely function with the twin objectives of earning revenue and profit at any cost and carrying out motivated propaganda with partisan outlook, to serve the interest of any..

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Syria All Wrong and Backwards Thursday, April 12th, 2018

In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it was my turn to step in at that point, and I confronted the..

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Driving Tomorrow: Self-Driving Cars and its (legal) future Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

“The highly intriguing theory - supported by the extensive geological evidences including the bacteriological analysis of deep-laying hydrocarbons – about the abiotic nature of oil and its practically infinite recreation in the lower geological formations of earth was presented some 25 years..

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The Missing Link in the Gun Debate Monday, April 9th, 2018

The culture of war is pervasive in our society, through military-funded Hollywood films and video games, the militarization of the police, and JROTC and ROTC programs in our schools. Members of the Patch High School drill team compete in the team exhibition portion of the Junior Reserve Officer..

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Why the Google Protest of War Work Is Wonderful Saturday, April 7th, 2018

The fact that 3,100 Google employees signed a letter opposing Google doing work for the U.S. military is wonderful for what it reveals. It does not reveal that a major company exists that has not long been a contractor for the U.S. military. Google, whether its employees know it or not, has —..

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NEPAL JOINING OBOR WILL BE HISTORICAL MISTAKE Friday, April 6th, 2018

Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has rejected the concern expressed by several well wishers of Nepal that Nepal joining One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR) could lead to a dead trap. He has lightly dismissed such view stating that Nepal wants to be seen as a land linked and not as a..

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Religious Schools In NYS Merit Equal Treatment – OpEd Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Earlier this year, the New York State Department of Education said it would issue guidelines on state oversight of private schools. What occasioned this decision were reports of the academically weak curriculum offered by some yeshivas operated by Orthodox Jews. When this was announced, I..

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Nepal: Foreign policy dilemma Monday, April 2nd, 2018

NEPAL is a Hindu state, which is lying along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is a landlocked country, which is strategically located between two much larger countries, India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. While Nepal’s..

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Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump Sunday, April 1st, 2018

We’re hearing a lot about U.S. veterans being deported, just as we hear about healthcare and retirement and homelessness and countless other topics as impacting veterans in particular. The implication, and often the explicit assertion, is that we should especially care about injustice when it..

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Faking it and Fakery: Najib and Censorship Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Fake news has not merely become a business but a designation. It is a way of silencing dissent, and questioning accounts. For the authoritarian, this is not merely a delight, but a necessity. News accounts are deemed the stuff and dreams of the inventive, and those inventors deserve..

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Thinking Beyond Exceptionalism Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Excepted from Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (April, 2018). Try this experiment: Imagine that space aliens really come to earth and really have, as I think is very unlikely, developed the ability to travel to earth while..

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How The Military Controls America – OpEd Monday, March 26th, 2018

Unlike corporations that sell to consumers, Lockheed Martin and the other top contractors to the U.S. Government are highly if not totally dependent upon sales to governments, for their profits, especially sales to their own government, which they control — they control their home market, which..

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Eyeing the White House: The Democratic Field Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Not so much hunting season as declaratory season in US politics. The US presidential candidates from the Democratic side are making promises spiced with forced..