Obama at the Brandenburg Gate…

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Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s iconic speech in Germany, President Obama is speaking to Germans, in a unified Germany, at Brandenburg Gate.

He noted that he’s proud to return to Berlin as president and that “Angela [Merkel] and I don’t look like previous German and American leaders…”

Times have changed; Reagan and JFK, due to the previous divided status of the city, would not have been able to speak at this same location.… [Read more]

Why Benjamin Netanyahu’s Comparison of Ahmadinejad to Hitler and Iran as Nazi Germany Doesn’t Hold Water

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the new Hitler, and Iran is Nazi Germany were we to take to heart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s words. Earlier this year in a speech at Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu said the following regarding the existential threat of Iran to Israel:

On this day, when our entire nation gathers together to remember the horrors of the Holocaust and the six million Jews who were murdered, we must fulfill our most sacred obligation.… [Read more]

Fight The Power…And Everybody Else?

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Why is it that when it comes to fighting, we can always find the money? Soup kitchens, winter heating oil for seniors, Head Start for kids, national public radio (NPR) — all are on the chopping block but  weapons and the military budget is a subject that is damn near untouchable?  Calling it out for being a huge waste is considered unpatriotic by the hawkish among us.… [Read more]