Category Archives: war

Military Spending Grows While States Struggle To Fund Essential Needs

The atmosphere of fear, distrust, anger, and, for some, celebration, permeates our present and obscures clear thinking.  We  lose sight of truths that are right in front of our nose.  The bipartisan addiction to military spending is one of those … Continue reading

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Honor The Victims of 9/11

The images of September 11, 2001 are etched in the minds of almost everyone over the age of twenty. However, we need to be more concerned with what we have done with 9-11 than with 9-11 itself. Yes, we mourn … Continue reading

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FDR – 1936 – “I Welcome Their Hatred”

3 minutes Sometimes looking back helps clear up the vision as we look forward. From an FDR campaign speech nearly 80 years ago at Madison Square Garden (October 31, 1936). Some things just never change: “For nearly four years you … Continue reading

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Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye

The American song that celebrates the heroic warrior returning from battle “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is thought by many to be a rewrite of the old Irish anti-war song “Johnny, I hardly Knew Ye.” This weekend Americans remember the … Continue reading

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The Sanctity Of Every Life And The Horror Of Every War

There has been a national effort by Veterans for Peace to have letters written to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in conjunction with Our local group has sent in several letters.  This one is by Gail Coleman, an associate member … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2015 Marks 50 Years Of Vietnam War

by Ed Flaherty Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor those who gave their lives in this nation’s wars. This particular Memorial Day is of special significance in that it is fifty years since the Vietnam … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Thoughts

We rightly turn our thoughts and our thanks to those who fought and the many who died in America’s wars. Sadly, we often find out long after a conflict is over that the reason we went to war in the … Continue reading

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Praying For Peace – Paying For War

December 19, 2014 To the editor: As we approach the holidays, in many settings we will be urged to “pray for peace.” But the Omnibus bill says “pay for war.” Over one half of the $1.1 trillion of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Another U.S. War

by Ed Flaherty Last week, in a celebration of bi-partisanship, all four Iowa members of the US House of Representatives and both US senators from Iowa voted to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. The U.S. has been … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields – Song


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