Monthly Archives: February 2013

M-day Passed Quietly By

World War II was exploding on the European continent in the year run up to the 1940 US Presidential election. The isolationist, non-interventionist mindset, still strong since WWI, became more of an election issue as the war moved to the … Continue reading

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Two Narratives — Heros and Helplessness

I read this post, The Joy of Dadhood, on Nate’s blog several years ago. I remembered it, not just because it was funny, but because of the narrative that Nate is telling into his children’s lives. So an otherwise quiet morning … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity Incomplete

President Obama’s executive order on cybersecurity appears to get a start on building the framework for sharing intelligence between private industry and government in order to prevent loss of critical infrastructure by cyber attack, Zach Whittiker of ZDNet explains. While … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Life Cut Short

The first eleven years of his life were as normal as it gets for a boy from an intellectual, well-connected, multi-national family. And then, normalcy ended. Abdulrahman, a first born son, was delivered in Denver in 1995, while his father … Continue reading

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“Executive Orders” – TMI

I had never before asked a reference librarian for this kind of help before. So, I didn’t know what to expect from my research consultation with Linda Fleshman Fisher at the Franklin D. Schurz Library on the campus of IUSB. … Continue reading

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Does That Sound Like US?

It had never been legal, sans due process, for the US President to shoot to kill a US Citizen. Nor has it ever been legal to order the same of his underlings. That would deny us our rights — our constitutionally … Continue reading

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Persuasive, But True?

Blur-Brain attempts to persuade us that the Obama Secret Service doesn’t trust the United States Marine Corp because the Marines marched in the inaugural parade with disabled rifles. It has been confirmed by the Examiner that the Marines did indeed … Continue reading

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