Posts Tagged ‘americans’

Leaving Afghanistan

GWYNNE DYER
It’s beyond satire. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, telling The New York Times what he had learned during his long tenure, explained that “I will always be an advocate in terms of wars of necessity. I am just much more...


Who Pays?

Debunking Tax Time Fairy Tales
DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
For three decades the United States has conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mea...



The Longest War

After nine years, it’s still hard to tell what American troops are fighting for in Afghanistan — except one another.
story BY DON JONES photos by bill putnam and don jones
The steady drumbeat of the helicopter rotors was the best sound 2nd Platoon had heard all day, coming from the southwest — the three dots quickly turned into two Apache attack helicopters escorting the medevac Black Hawk. The...


Gas-Gobblers

Static
Holidays promote a plethora of bad puns among writers and those who pitch stories to writers, so Static was neither surprised nor particularly amused when Environment America issued a report this week entitled “Gobbling Less ...



Growing Up Before Ground Zero

NAUREEN SHAH
When I was a child, I had no idea what I was. My family didn’t have cable TV for a long time. Once we got it, I learned that we didn’t like taxes. Later, we didn’t like Bill Clinton, because we didn’t like taxes. The we...


Nickel and Dimed

KRISTIAN LIN
George W. Bush is out of office. Healthcare reform is on track to be enacted. So what do you do if you’re Michael Moore? You take on the whole gosh-darned system, as we can see in his latest essay film, Capitalism: A Love...



The Fellow Americans

Listen Up
From the opening riff on Search for Numb, it’s obvious that The Fellow Americans aren’t interested in fancy production tricks or endless sonic nuances. The Fort Worth band simply rocks.


’Tis of Us

Static
If you are reading this on the Fourth of July, rest easy in the knowledge that, somewhere in North Texas, Static, like normal people, is, rain or shine, eating barbecue and homemade ice cream — maybe even wearing its tall Unc...



Health Scare System

Michael Moore’s latest doc will leave you feeling ill about American medicine.
Kristian Lin
Those reports you’ve heard about the new, self-effacing Michael Moore turn out to be more or less true in his latest documentary, Sicko.


Call Sign: Havoc

For U.S. Marines in Fallujah, the deadly road has no end.
DON JONES
The Marines call it Route Michigan, a two-lane blacktop highway that’s the most direct route between Fallujah and a major U.S. airbase. For Lima Company, this time around, it’s their battleground. It’s not territory where...