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Entries by Allison Kilkenny from 04/2009

Obama, Nukes, and the World

| Posted 04.06.2009 | World

While Obama's pursuit of nuclear disarmament would be noble, double standards, favoritism, and fear-mongering are cancerous elements that rob the U.S. of respect and leverage in the nuclear debate.

In Defense of Pirates

| Posted 04.10.2009 | World

It's important not to demonize Somalians, even the Somalian pirates. When we demonize our enemies, they become less than human, and it becomes easy to apply such blanket rhetoric as "terrorists."

Blowback Amnesia

| Posted 04.15.2009 | World

If Americans can collectively act like adults and think past the next thirty seconds, they'll see that a ground invasion into Somalia is an awful idea.

A Little Torture

| Posted 04.17.2009 | Politics

The American two-tier justice system must end, and a good start would be for the Obama administration to recognize that a little torture is never okay, no matter who is doing it.

Noonology

| Posted 04.24.2009 | Politics

Sweeping away the government's crimes is no longer the behavior of apologist sycophants. It's called Noonology, and now you can try it at home!

Peggy Noonan Braces For Next Emotional Breakdown

| Posted 04.25.2009 | Politics

The American media has a shockingly short attention span and is prone to bouts of hysteria. Just as September 11th was a game changer that was the Eve...

Shocker: Blue Dogs Thwart Fellow Democrat

| Posted 04.28.2009 | Politics

Jim Matheson is one of 10 moderate Democrats (see: Blue Dog Democrats, what they call themselves so people stop confusing them with Republicans) who are all worked up over Waxman's climate bill.

The Law is Not a Fringe Issue

| Posted 04.30.2009 | Politics

A truth commission would use the law as a compass, and its only goal would be to restore order in America. As Barbara Herbert wrote, "We need a chance for secular redemption and healing."