Obama’s drone wars make us the terrorists

After eight years of George W. Bush, a period of time that saw our country engage in two undeclared, illegal and immoral wars, the rise of Barack Obama was hailed as a sign that the U.S. had renounced its previous foreign policy of unmitigated aggression and unrepentant murder in the name of terrorism. When I … Continue reading Obama’s drone wars make us the terrorists

Media coverage of Boston bombing encourages terror

The April 15 bomb attack on the Boston Marathon was horrific, and the murder of three people, including an 8-year-old child, is a tragedy. Unfortunately, the week of the bombing was also characterized by the undignified, salivating scramble of the media to turn the bombing into as big a tragedy as possible. To be clear: … Continue reading Media coverage of Boston bombing encourages terror

Conflict in West Africa not as simple as it seems

Mali is one of the larger countries in western Africa, but I’m guessing most NAU students couldn’t find it on a map. As a nation, we’re pretty ignorant about Africa and this national ignorance becomes a real problem when we attempt to express our views on an issue like, say, terrorism. The past decade has … Continue reading Conflict in West Africa not as simple as it seems