Analysis Social/Culture

Global Population

All politics aside, I think the world population is a bottom line that can’t be ignored. It affects everything. The U.S. Census Bureau says that the world population is declining. For me the magnitude of the population issue generates the power to bend my morals-based reasoning. (At least within context of passive consideration.) For example, […]

Human Rights Politics

No Excuse for Guantanamo

At least 100 detainees have been released from Guantanamo. Some of them have since reported examples of severe mistreatment that U.S. officials have promptly denied. So there appears to be some conflicting stories. Aside from treatment of prisoners, there is also some dispute about the whether or not all the prisoners are indeed terrorists. Steve […]


Taking Credit for the Fall of Communism

I hear these talking heads like Sean Hannity constantly bring up the idea that Reagan won the war against communism and brought the Soviet Union crashing down. I’m not so sure that’s anything more than rhetorical fantasy. I think the collapse of the Soviet Union would have eventually happened no matter who the president was. […]