No, Obama is Not Spending $2.7 Mil on Communist Propaganda in Vietnam

By: Monday May 5, 2014 8:55 am

Weird conservative media, you are wrong about the Vietnam study. People who think they should write in and criticize me for liking or hating Obama, you are too shallow to get this is all not about “liking” a leader anyway, plus of course the fact that Obama himself had nothing to do with an individual NIH grant.

 

Seth Rogen Testifies on Alzheimer’s to Senate, Calls Out Senators Who Skipped His Testimony

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 3:00 pm

Comedian and actor Seth Rogen presented a heartfelt and personal plea for Alzheimer’s research before a Senate hearing Wednesday.  The actor’s mother-in-law suffers from the disease and in his brief remarks he tackled the stigma associated with the disease, as well as the lack of funding and support for families who are trying to cope.  [...]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

By: Saturday January 19, 2013 1:59 pm

Writing about war crimes in an American war fought nearly 50 years ago is a thankless task for a journalist. But it is a subject that is more relevant than ever as the United States gears up for permanent global war in which U.S. troops may be sent to fight simultaneously in several Islamic countries. What really happened in Vietnam holds profound significance for understanding how the U.S. military operates.

That is why Nick Turse’s new book “Kill Anything That Moves” deserves the attention of activists in particular. It is the first real scholarly book on this subject.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jonathan D. Moreno, Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century

By: Sunday September 23, 2012 1:59 pm

Jonathan Moreno’s book is certainly timely, as military research into neuroscience and other brain and behavior-related research is certainly taking off. For instance, see this September 19 ExtremeTech article, “DARPA combines human brains and 120-megapixel cameras to create the ultimate military threat detection system.” (Readers will be glad to know Mind Wars has an entire chapter on the history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.)

Meanwhile Moreno asks the primary question: Is anyone minding the ethical store? Who is addressing the problems and dilemmas of subjugating science to national defense concerns?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Aaron Belkin, How We Won: Inside Stories from the 17-Year Struggle to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

By: Sunday October 16, 2011 1:59 pm

The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was an all-out battle, at times tougher than combat. Military Veterans and Political Lobbyists, College Professors and Grassroots Organizers pushed the government in such a way that the issue could not be ignored, but that did not mean the coalition or the struggle was an easy one. We all learned many tough lessons about research, messaging, politics, and perseverance. The roller coaster of DADT repeal is brought to life from “the foxhole” perspective of Dr. Aaron Belkin of the Palm Center (formerly known as the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military) who has the deserved distinction and title: The Professor of The Movement.

Late Night FDL: Does a Republican President Make You Want to End it All? Apparently You’re Not Alone

By: Wednesday August 3, 2011 8:00 pm

What would you say if I told you that Republican Presidents are deadlier to the public that Democratic ones? It is the kind of thing that partisan Democrats would think would be too good to be true, no? Well that is exactly what researcher James Gilligan is claiming in his new book “Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others.”

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