Why Edward Snowden is Teaching Us the Wrong Lessons

Edward Snowden, TV starEdward Snowden spilled the beans to Brian Williams to great ratings. However, he didn’t say much new and that’s consistent with his new career as IT guy cum spy.  I like Brian, I really do. What’s not to like? He’s a former firefighter and h Allison Williams’ (Marnie from Girls) Dad. However, his interview only revealed two interesting things: Snowden watches a lot of The Wire reruns and he’s allegedly a spy. But c’mon, revelations?

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Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! VA, VA, VA!

Flames of BenghaziBenghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! VA, VA, VA! We’re chock-a-block with “scandals” and “investigations” these days. It’s a cottage industry we’ve seen before and it threatens to become near life-long employment as it did for Ken Starr. But the thing is, not all governmental investigations are bad.

When is an Investigation Not an Investigation?

Investigations are good providing they aspire to the truth. Clearly, someone must get to the bottom of the VA mess for example. Internal investigations are useful and often helpful, but some problems are so large they need the extra visibility of a fair Congressional investigation.

The key to a successful, useful investigation is balance and an ability to get to the point and not score political points. Benghazi is clearly NOT the way to run an investigation(s).

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Honoring the Atheists in Foxholes

Argument Against Foxholes

I am a veteran. I am also an atheist. I had the honor to serve with both, along with those who believe in Gods, gays who weren’t asked and didn’t tell, women, minorities, the handicapped, even citizens of other countries who served on behalf of their adopted home. Most of them served with distinction and some of them made the ultimate sacrifice. These days, they all volunteer. The military, like the civilian world, is everyone.

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