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By Luol Deng When South Sudan gained independence three years ago it was probably one of the happiest days of my life. Africa’s youngest nation – my home – was full of optimism and hope. I was there in Freedom … Continue reading
By Imara Jones Citing the need to replace “despair with opportunity” 50 years ago this week President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. His effort to roll back severe economic distress, along with a host of other Great Society … Continue reading
By George Clooney & John Prendergast After suffering so long for independence, South Sudan faces a new civil war. What the country’s leaders and the international community can do to contain the crisis. The world’s youngest country, a mere two … Continue reading
Yusef Komunyakaa writes very gritty, visually vivid poetry. I like to read him, especially when I need a reality check. “Prisoners” was written about the Vietnam War, since we are involved in two wars this piece has a heavy resonance to today. Prisoners Usually at … Continue reading
He’s one of the young brothers that’s putting the Soul back into the R&B. Listen to the words and the message of this song. It’s some POWERFUL S!*t!! “…they say tomorrow’s not promised today But today I promise if we … Continue reading
Great cover of the WAR song by a great balladeer. It’s appropriate for the times…
This commentary from Gary Hart is thoughtful and insightful. Gary Hart: War, the Fourth, and Struggling Americans.
Informative article on Gen. McChrystal, voicing discontent with civilian authority, and the war strategy-COIN. Linda Keenan: Shadow Elite: McChrystal, Through the Looking Glass.