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Entries by William Astore from 12/2010

WikiLeaks and Our Boorish "In Your Face" Diplomacy

| Posted 12.04.2010 | Politics

In these memos, it never seems to be America's fault. Being a loud and boorish and imperious American means never having contritely to say you're sorry.

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Poorer

| Posted 12.07.2010 | Politics

Americans are uncomfortable calling attention to pay discrepancies and exploitation because it smacks of class warfare. Thus they put up and shut up.

No More Afghanistans

| Posted 12.20.2010 | World

Afghanistan may qualify as a new "incomprehensible war." Let's not be distracted by the minutia of the latest intelligence reports and their uncertain metrics of "success."