The War Against Reason

After a decade of bleak and expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a repetitive push in the media and public discussion  for a new conquest with Iran. The incentive is not only to have more control of the region’s oil distribution but also to limit Iran’s power as a nuclear threat. Iranians have […]

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Malthus, Famine, Disease and World Population

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English Scholar influential in political economy and demography. He wrote six editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population from 1798-1826. In 18th century Europe society popularly believed society as improving and perfectible. Malthus, however, believed the dangers of population growth would preclude endless progress toward a utopian […]

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Celebrating the 4th of July with Osama bin Laden

It’s been a little over two months since President Obama delivered the news that bin Laden had been killed. Thinking about Osama bin Laden may seem like an unusual way to spend the 4th of July. But that’s what I did. In the midst of cook outs, swimming under a hot sun, and watching the night sky ablaze with color, I reflected back on all that has happened since we got the news that bin Laden was dead. And wondered what it was we were celebrating.

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North Korea Bombing Video

North Korea fired artillery rounds at the South Korean Island of Yeonpyeong today.  South Korean officials have raised their security alert to the highest level and have convened emergency meetings.  Read more and see a video below. There are reports of some retaliatory fire from the South Koreans on targets in the north.  No further […]

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