Throughout history, violent, extremist ideologies have arisen and asserted they are necessary to transcend the existing, unjust societal order. From Jacobins to fascists to communists to Islamic terrorists, each abhorrent movement has sought to create a new order, “recreating” humanity by forcefully “liberating” their fellow human beings from the consternating complexities and perceived failings of their ages.
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Thaddeus G. McCotter
Thaddeus G. McCotter is a Detroit native, guitar player, lawyer and recovering Congressbum.
President Obama's Bergdahl debacle is being defended on the grounds that the end of past wars have entailed the exchange of all prisoners. This is an errant argument, for three reasons.
As Detroit’s state-appointed Emergency Financial Manager Kevin Orr discovered on the “scar-hopping” tour of blighted areas he took with the city’s creditors, it’s hard for outsiders to understand this city. Hell, it’s hard for Detroiters to understand it. Unfortunately, the nation’s largest bankruptcy will do little to ameliorate this and, in fact, will likely impede it.
It can take generations to determine a president’s full legacy. For even as heated debates over a president’s historical actions rage, new developments bring fresh perspectives and pronouncements on his sagacity or stupidity.
At night the soldiers slept, the prisoners prayed and the jungle shrieked with life.
Amidst our nation's rightful focus on our struggling economy, Monday night's foreign policy debate's stirring exchanges droned home the point that these internationally challenging times require a re-affirmation of rudimentary strategic concepts that undergird a sound national security policy.