Much of the right-wing rhetoric about health care reform -- focusing on such non-issues as socialism, government control, and higher taxes -- has been obscuring what health care reform is really about: our mortality!
Here's my fantasy this holiday season: I'd like, that is, to obliterate TomDispatch, for without the Afghan war, my website would never have existed. Here's the saddest thing: I know full well that its future is assured as long as I care to do it.
This is the true story of a couple of ordinary Americans who thought, once they turned 60, that life would be uneventful. Instead, they've just won a prestigious award that honours their world-changing work.
Lincoln is Obama's professed ideal. We remember Lincoln today from civics lessons and the monument in Washington, but the historical reality is that he was both soaring idealist and ruthless pragmatist.
Let's drop the childish game of scaring ourselves with the likes of high school drop-out Jose Padilla and similarly I.Q. challenged riff-raff. In doing so, we are behaving like kids who conjure monsters.