Joseph DeLappe isn't waiting for the end of the Iraq War to start building a monument to the Iraqi civilians who have died.
Columnist Frida Berrigan wonders, what ever happened to peace, love, and cutting the U.S. military budget?
With no victory in sight in Iraq, the Bush administration is casting around for another magic word to obscure its dismal policies.
Will a change in the leadership of the Pentagon and Congress translate into a new U.S. military policy?
If the budget represents, in Joseph Schumpeter's phrase, "the skeleton of the state stripped of all misleading ideologies" then the Bush administration's current budget reflects the interests of those who would trample on the public-spirited vision of Puritan John Winthrop's image of the "city on a hill."