Tag Archives: war

Ask Alex: Dealing with post-disaster anxiety

Alex, The Boston bombing is affecting me deeper way than I expected it would. I was very young during 9/11, and while a number of things have happened in the country that can make a person feel insecure, this incident has been especially touching. What do you do in order to feel better in situations […]

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

President Obama said, “We still believe that enduring security and lasting peace does not require perpetual war.” Unless you count drone warfare, of course. It reminded me of these lines from Desaparecidos’ song The Happiest Place on Earth: I got a letter from the Army so I think that I’ll enlist. I’m not brave or […]

I’ve got the Perpetual Campaign Season blues or: Obama does bad things too.

Every time I write an opinion critical of Mitt Romney or the Republican Party, someone inevitably comes after me in a comment or in an email and suggests that President Obama is worthless, as if my criticism of Romney serves as an endorsement of Obama, his policies or his campaign. My views are left-leaning, yes, […]