Marine Commandant Conway: Stay in Afghanistan, Keep Gay Soldiers in Separate Sleeping Quarters

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 9:04 am

James Conway is the commandant of the Marine Corps. One thing you may skip over in this article, which I want to reinforce, is that he’s leaving at the end of the year. So you can disregard his opinion on the kind of things that will happen after he departs, like President Obama’s July 2011 deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, and especially Conway’s personal homophobic opinion.

 

Who’s the Huckster for This High-Interest War?

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 6:00 am

On college campuses, credit card companies entice naive undergrads into signing up for super-high-interest-rate credit cards by giving away “perceived high-value items” like t-shirts or coffee mugs. They’re called perceived high value items because they really aren’t worth as much as people assume. Their only purpose is to distract from the terrible terms in the [...]

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