One could preach and bore audiences to death about these and other reasons that make us seem incapable not killing each other, but one statistic should be enough to certify that we are failing to follow our most sacred rule -- to love our neighbors.
In the last decade a high-tech, privatized, covert version of war has become presidential property, fought at the White House's behest by robots, warrior corporations, and two presidentially controlled "private" forces.
One of the challenges when writing historical fiction is imagining physical and social conditions very different than our own. My Ethan Gage novels take place during the Napoleonic Wars. Did combat of that time produce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
As was entirely predictable, once Obama stood up for taxing the rich folk a wee bit more, the Republicans fired back with what they think is the biggest weapon in their arsenal: screaming "Class warfare!"
If you support Wikileaks, if you support transparency, accountability, or even just basic free speech, you should not be playing into the government's semantic game that presents itself as a victim, and Wikileaks as an attacker.
Google's culture is focused on the idea that the company is the spearhead of a revolution. This sense of being part of a cause created an extremely motivated workforce, which allows Google to practice a kind of maneuver warfare.
Senators are wrestling with saving a penny here and a penny there when they're aimed at bolstering people's health, but they believe the sky is the limit so long as the money is being funneled into foreign occupations.
Democrats have to get over their knee-jerk reaction to being labeled "tax and spenders" by their opposition. If higher taxes for millionaires are the way to pay for healthcare reform, then let everyone know it, and know why.
Planes these days stink. They never smelled too good to begin with, but now it's worse now than ever -- by virtually eliminating food on flights, airlines have created ethnic food warfare at 36,000 feet.