Air Travel: The Agony and the Ecstasy

January 4th, 2012

By Tom Carter I just got back from one of my frequent trips to Europe.  I’ve checked out ways to get there other than flying on an airline. I could book a berth on a cargo ship, a fairly inexpensive way to cross the ocean.  Then, from whatever port I end up at in Europe, […]


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Holder Holds On to Closing Gitmo

May 9th, 2011

By Dan Miller Speaking with one of our great allies, France, Attorney General Holder pledged to close Gitmo, someday. On an official visit to Paris, Holder stressed what he called unprecedented intelligence-sharing ties between France and the United States against a united enemy, al Qaeda, that he said still held the two countries and its […]


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Another Middle East Crisis

March 17th, 2010

By Tom Carter The crisis of the day regarding the Middle East is that Israel has announced its intention to build more housing in East Jerusalem.  It gained control of that territory at the end of the 1967 war, one of the attempts by Arab nations to destroy Israel in which the Arabs were defeated.  […]


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Lawyers and Terrorists

March 15th, 2010

By Tom Carter Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has been creating a lot of heat lately by loudly criticizing the Justice Department for hiring attorneys who formerly represented terrorist clients at Guantanamo. Cheney is wrong.  Under our system of justice, every defendant is entitled to be represented by an attorney.  […]


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Body Scanners Violate Islam

March 7th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin In one of the most ironic pieces of news to lately cross my computer screen, a group of Muslim-American scholars has ruled against the use of body scanners to screen Muslims because of modesty concerns.  Now, I like the idea of body scanners about as much as anyone could reasonably be expected to (not […]


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