Advice & Dissent

I'm a hit in the Czech Republic, a land renowned for beautiful architecture and even more beautiful women. Well, at least I got mentioned in a Czech language publication, CDN.CZ, which roughly states: Actually, it never occurred to me that mildly ill people going to emergency…Read More
With unemployment up yet again, it must be reassuring to Americans that job-seeking veterans are being helped so much by the government, and by all those Web-based organizations with such names as,,,, and Military…Read More
Many of my feelings about what combat was like were difficult to describe but one was impossible until I read this quote from a Vietnam vet: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (Sea, Air, and Land) Michael Monsoor in combat in Ramadi, 2006 And what happens when that person dies, whether…Read More
"The boogeyman will get you!" parents sometimes tell misbehaving children. With about 40% of parents saying "no!" to vaccinating their kids for swine flu, apparently health officials think turnabout is fair play. And the media seem happy to help. Of the many things that might…Read More
With the House version stacked bigger than Dolly Parton at about 2,000 pages, anybody who says they know for certain is lying. It's not just the verbiage but how it will be interpreted in the years to come. Still, there's more than enough to be alarmed enough to want to kill the…Read More