Tag Archives: Murray Polner
(There’s no there there.) By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2019 “Try to calm down, America. Whatever RussiaGate (and the Greater Middle East] ultimately turns out to be, it won’t be anything worth a single drop … finish reading :
Are there honest and independent observers still available to sort out the truth? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 19, 2018 I think blaming the Russians for hacking our 2016 elections may well be legitimate though I … finish reading :
‘The wish to find out’
Vietnam was ‘the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 12, 2017 Our government has no right to send American boys to their death in any battlefield in … finish reading :
The Vietnam War: An American crime
As civil wars go, this one is especially unforgiving and brutal, made worse by bitter historic ethnic, religious, and tribal rivalries and proxy wars. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | May 25, 2016 [Syria Burning: A Short History … finish reading :
BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’
Hey, world, step right up: American weapons are available for (nearly) everyone. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 8, 2015 So who won the “war” about the Iran Agreement? Millions were spent for a stream of ads … finish reading :
The Iran deal and the new, U.S.-inspired Middle Eastern arms race
With all our folk tales about our innate goodness and freedom-loving ways, the Real America has always tortured when it wished to do so. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | February 2, 2015 Before we Americans become bored … finish reading :
Who is Eric Fair and what did he do?
Arthur Hertzberg believed that the quasi-religious reverence for Israel, right or wrong, tainted the beauty and grandeur of Judaism. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 One of the smartest, most courageous and provocative rabbis I … finish reading :
is this another replay of the Vietnam and Iraq eras when our mass media merely echoed government spokespeople? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 Poor Katrina van den Heuvel and husband Stephen Cohen, she the … finish reading :
The Ukrainian mess: Where are the skeptics?
Despite Al Campanis’ historic racist remark, he was a proud and honorable man who was mistreated by pro baseball’s self-righteous moral guardians. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 I often think of Al Campanis, a … finish reading :
SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?