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The Origins of Hamas

Back in late July, when Israel’s invasion of Gaza was in full swing, the Washington Post published an article headlined “How Israel Helped Create Hamas.” 1,137 more words


Gen. Mattis on Iraq: I'm not sure why Obama is publicly taking options off the table

The House Intelligence Committee takes its job very seriously, which is why Ret. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was called in on Thursday to discuss the U.S. 677 more words


Jane Perkins, artist extraordinaire!

So I was perusing images of old women for my other blog when I came across this artwork by a really talented artist and I wanted to share it with you.  49 more words


Senator Murphy, Opposing New Involvement in Syria, To Discuss ISIL Crisis, War Powers On Meet The Press

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy says the Congress should have stayed in session this week to provide new Congressional authorization against ISIL terrorists in Iraq and the Mideast. 450 more words


What is the Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. So far there are five types; Zaire ebola virus, Sudan ebola virus, Ivory Coast ebola virus, Ebola-Reston, and Bundibugyo ebola.The first outbreak of Ebola was confirmed to come from Uganda on October 16, 2000. 582 more words


So in my last post, I began with an extended quotation from Osama Bin Laden, and then neglected to point out why I had chosen to do so, on the 13th anniversary of 9/11. 1,205 more words