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It's not a rocket; it's only a bomb — manufacturing a criminal, November 2010

• An Irish politician would not miss the chance to be seen gambling.... — August 2002

Freedom, free enterprise, and bad innocence from the early days of U.S. "Republican Revolution." ...

• United States' forces kill three journalists in one day... — 9 April 2003

Patriot anti-missile missiles — improved claims of success... — March 2003

• Loss of office is a low price to pay for culpability in atrocity.... — October 2006

• Thoughts of asylum in the Netherlands... — June 2004

Worried about America — worried what it will do — September 2001

• A business-friendly administration that wouldn't survive in a business environment...

• Maybe democracy was a good idea gone hijacked.... — Autumn 2002

• What a difference a year makes; squandering the goodwill of nations... — September 2002

• It's July 16, 2004. Why is Bush in office? ...

• That's not bin Laden ; that's Saddam Hussein.... — December 2003

• Thugs and riot-squads... Bush and bin Laden — bad men need each other....

Irish Travellers are an ancient race — against the wishes of the "settled" population....

Rule 21 and the politics of a sport (but this is Ireland.) — November 2001

Politicians are like boyfriends....

• The American left is ineffective against Bible-loving patriots.... — December 2004

Ronald Reagan... let the senile old man rest — June 2004

Kabul, Ardoyne, Queens — 17 November 2001...

Mobile telephones get out the vote in Spain — March 2004

What happened at WTC 7 — 11 September 2001...

• House (of Representatives) speaker Dennis Hastert tries to blame Democrats for leaking scurulous news about Mark Foley — October 2006

• Representative Mark Foley resigns in hypocrisy — Washington, D.C., September 2006

• The "B and B Complex Fire" in Central Oregon (2003,) backdrop to George W. Bush speech about forest management...

Criminal war — a note for posterity....

• The decline of the New York Times and its complicity in war...

• Some experience with Dutch bureaucracy...

• The misadventures of Pope John Paul II in Holland, 1985...

George W. Bush was not elected.... — November 2000

No serious dissent in higher U.S. offices — melancholy notes from February 2003...

• Neo-conservatives over the moon... — January 2004

Unrestrained capitalism is not good even for investors.... — July 2002

Chandra Levy is missing.... — July 2001

Ashamed to be an American; physically uncomfortable and slightly disoriented... — March 2003

• Is there no organized leftist politics anywhere?... — December 2004

Human rights going out of fashion... — U.S.A., late 2002

Syria next... — pessimism from April 2003

Amtrak is not an effective mode of transportation.... — 2007

No steenking weapons of mass destruction in Iraq...

28 pages missing from 9/11 report...

Kfar Darom, an odd seige... — August 2005, Gaza Strip

Britons mysteriously healthier than Americans... — JAMA study, May 2006

Capitalist healthcare is cruel and inefficient....

• The cost of the war in Iraq — 100,000 and counting... — October 2004

"Global warming" and "the ozone hole" are distinct issues...

Fear for my country (U.S.A.)... — 16 September 2001

• I've no advice about working illegally... — November 2004

ETA, the Basque separatist group, made an offer of peace to the Spanish government.... — October, 2001

Nice Treaty passed — October 2002

What else don't we (want to) know?... — 7 July, 2003

• "Property Crimes" — a poem...

• "Why are you here?" — Eastern Europeans don't understand why an American wants to be outside of the United States....

• What's the difference between Charles Haughey and an Aran Jumper?... — an Irish joke

European prejudice... — 2001

Concentration camps or detention centers?... — United States early 21st C.

• The George W. Bush (refusal of) treaties... — July 2001

Impeach George W. Bush.... — March 2004

An error? No, the Iraq war was intentional.... — July 2004

• A democracy? — September 2004

• "Look how you allocate your time" — Former President Bill Clinton, speaking to a rather stuffy English newsguy, August 2004....

• An unnecessary war for our own time... — Autumn 2004

• There is no reason for the war in Iraq..... — Autumn 2003

• Calculating exploitation of illegal labor...

• "Submission, Part 1:" Theo van Gogh's last imflammatory work (2004) ...

Principles of civilizatiion...

Squatting vacant property in the Netherlands

• "Preemptive strike" — the sound of the other Republican-party shoe dropping...

Money — A Poem About Killing...

• The American-led invasion of Iraq was not a mistake; it was a crime.

On the rejection of the European constitution — June 2005

The Vatican vs. "The da Vinci Code." ...

• Some American political issues that I encountered in my first visit in years...

Save the Earth — warn the next dominant species....

• It shocks you — and you say nothing....

• The end of the American empire...

Global warming is big....

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Conservative, my ass...

Sarah Palin, an index of how flummoxed are the American voters....


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