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Entries by Robert Koehler from 10/2009

Reviving the Peace Dividend

| Posted 10.01.2009 | Politics

World leaders can't seem to hold an economic summit without security forces at the level of an occupying army running roughshod over the host city. Th...

Power With, Power Over

| Posted 10.07.2009 | Politics

Derrion Albert's death is just another symptom of a city, a nation and a world at perpetual war with itself. It's merely one in a series of tragedies that we are numb to or never hear about.

Accepting the Prize

| Posted 10.15.2009 | Politics

I may be wrong, but I think Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize because the selection committee was feeling as soul sick as I do at the ebb...

The Twin Brother of Annihilation

| Posted 10.22.2009 | World

The argument: In a world held hostage by nuclear weapons, there are smaller aggregate numbers of war dead; therefore, God bless nukes. Or maybe not.

Single-Eyed Vision

| Posted 10.29.2009 | Politics

For all our material progress, for all our ability to dominate just about anything or anyone we encounter -- this is our history, our manifest destiny -- things are falling apart in every sector of society.