Politics Social/Culture

Poor Healthcare Worse Than Terrorism

Since the election campaign seems to be so centered on the dangers posed by terrorism, I’ve decided to take a look at what dangers we really face. According to the U.S. State Department, the average number of deaths per year from terrorism from 1995 to 2003 is 775. How does this compare with some of […]

Analysis Politics

National Security Strategy (part 2)

Continuing with my analysis of the National Security Strategy document… In my last post on this subject, National Security Strategy (part 1), I got only as far as the first paragraph and was struck by the rhetorical use of the word “freedom” so I dedicated the post to this opening paragraph alone. I questioned […]

Environment Politics

Chemical Assault on Americans

What was the reason for invading Iraq..? Oh, yeah – they were developing and stockpiling weapons of mass destruction – well, we haven’t found any yet, but we are pretty sure they hid them somewhere and it’s better to be safe than sorry, after all, just because there has never been a single incident during […]