“Dick Cheney Was Right All Along”

SAY WHAT?"Dick Cheney was right all along."Wall Street Journal, 2014"Once we’d [invaded Iraq and] gotten rid of Saddam and his government, then we’d have had to put another government in its place…How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U.S. […]

On Reading Roosevelt

David Silby at Edge of the American West: In two paragraphs, FDR sums the case for government regulation and oversight, the case for government full-stop, better, I think, than just about anyone, and certainly anyone recently.via On Reading Roosevelt – The Edge of the American West – The Chronicle of Higher Education. An interesting and […]

Making Light’s Commonplaces

Commonplaces from Making Light. Please read them all. “We are prophets of a future not our own.” (Oscar Romero) “Peace means something different from ‘not fighting’. Those aren’t peace advocates, they’re ‘stop fighting’ advocates. Peace is an active and complex thing and sometimes fighting is part of what it takes to get it.” (Jo Walton) […]