Dead or Alive: W.D. Ehrhart on War and Peace

September 1st, 2012

By Jan Barry We are the ones you sent to fight a war You didn’t know a thing about. Those of us who lived Have tried to tell you what went wrong… (from “A Relative Thing”) The expanding bookshelf of works by W.D. Ehrhart—20 books, at last count—started with a ticked off Marine who barely […]


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The Day After: Election Results and War Issues

June 8th, 2012

By Jan Barry The day after Iraq war veteran Jason Castle lost his long-shot challenge in the primary election for the 5th Congressional District in New Jersey, news reports did not even mention his signature stance that it’s time to bring the troops home from Afghanistan. In the wake of primary elections in New Jersey […]


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Healing from War 2012

May 17th, 2012

By Jan Barry About 100 people turned out for a Saturday night event in April that offered no booze, dancing, live music or political speeches. The attraction was a display of art created from military uniforms and war memories. The event—called Healing from War Through the Arts, at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck, NJ—featured […]


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Let Us Be Fair, Peaceful and Healthy

April 29th, 2012

By Dan Miller Fairness is good, unfairness is bad. Peace is good, war is bad. ‘Tis better to be rich and healthy than sick and poor. Having brought us courageously from the dark and into The Light, President Obama is also leading us out of slavery begat of stingy unfairness and into the blessed promised […]


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Keep Up the Great Work, Haaretz. May Allah Bless You.

March 9th, 2012

By Dan Miller There are clear signs that Prime Minister Netanyahu may be Churchillian — probably with thespian tendencies.  Such horrible accusations could never be make about President Obama. In this article, I tried to analyze an editorial by the editor-in-chief of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that criticized Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech.  In that […]


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