Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts

‘Neutralizing’ John Lennon: One Man Against the ‘Monster’

by John W. Whitehead.  John Lennon, born 75 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon. He was also a vocal peace protester and anti-war activist and a high-profile example of the lengths to which the U.S. government will go to persecute those who dare to challenge its authority. Long before Chelsea Manning and    ... MORE

Brian Doherty: A Loss for Justice, Liberty, Safety & Peace

The persecution of Silk Road.    The operation Ulbricht was found guilty of managing was one guaranteed to save lives, reduce real crime, and preserve liberty. As I reported earlier today, Ross Ulbricht was found guilty of all seven counts related to running the Silk Road website. The government baldly asserted—and the judge allowed the grossly   ... MORE

The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

by John W. Whitehead.     As a child, my Christmas wish list came right out of the Sears and Roebuck catalogue—toys, board games, bikes, action figures, etc. My parents, like so many in their day, belonged to the working-class poor, so while I never lacked for the necessities of life, many of the items on my wish list never came to be. Even so,    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Cease The Cease-Fire

Just get the job done.    Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is         ... MORE

Jesse Walker: The Public Turns Against War

Saber rattling doesn't poll well anymore.      After a civilian airline was shot down over Ukraine last week, America's hawks stepped up their calls for a more muscular intervention in the country, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) calling the White House "cowardly" because it hasn't armed the government in Kiev. But a new YouGov survey shows  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The High Cost Of Liberalism - Part Two

Liberals can be disarming.     In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally. Unfortunately, the people who are the easiest to disarm are the ones who are the most peaceful — and disarming them makes them vulnerable to those who are the least peaceful. We are currently getting a     ... MORE

Jeff Deist: Whatever Happened To Peace Officers?

We want Andy Taylor, we get the terminator.     Today when we use the term peace officer, it sounds antiquated and outdated. I’m sure most people in the room under 40 have never heard the term actually used by anyone; we might as well be talking about buggy whips or floppy disks. But in the 1800s and really through the 1960s, the term      ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Burping John Kerry

John Kerry burped. Excuse him.        That’s how he does foreign policy. Don a burping pad before asking him questions; you never know whether he will spit out war or peace. Last Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference. CBS reporter Margaret Brennan asked Kerry how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. air  ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Wishing You Capitalism On Earth

The right wish.   We wish each other "peace on earth." Wishing is not enough. We must act on this wish by promoting capitalism on earth. Too many people (including some religious leaders) are promoting the idea that re-distribution of wealth or “social justice” is the best way to foster peace. But Christians and Jews need only read the Old         ... MORE