Making a Killing

December 19th, 2012

By Jan Barry Until apple-cheeked school children and beloved teachers died in a blizzard of bullets in Newtown, Connecticut, pension fund managers, Wall Street hedge fund owners and other investors were looking for another kind of killing—a financial one—from their considerable shares in gun manufacturing firms. Now a shocked news media is rushing to unveil […]


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Confronting the War at Home

December 18th, 2012

By Jan Barry As US military forces roam the world in search of enemies to fight, folks back home are under assault by suicidal, mayhem-bent sons and neighbors wielding military assault weapons. America’s relentless war on terrorism—i.e., on people using mass violence against the globally expansive American way of life—has come home in terrifying, terrible […]


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Taking Advantage of the Newtown Massacre

December 17th, 2012

By Dan Miller The spotlight brings glory, even posthumously. Glory is politically useful. There have been more “news” reports than there has been substantive, confirmed news about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. That’s to be expected. At some level horror is relished — even by sane adults — provided it can be relished vicariously. That’s why […]


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