The making of a conscientious objector

Opinion Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami, joined the Army in 1995. Following a three-year hitch with the Army, he joined the Florida National Guard partly because he was promised college tuition assistance. Mejia had moved to the U.S. with his mother from Nicaragua at age 18.

Taking on the Vietnam syndrome lie

Opinion The Vietnam War ended in 1975. But, judging by the e-mail I got recently denouncing John Kerry’s role in Vietnam Veterans Against the War and even dredging up Jane Fonda (the “Hanoi Jane” of right-wing hate propaganda), the Bush administration is preparing for an ideological blitzkrieg on that war.

War, capitalism, and George W. Bush

Opinion We are living in a fragile and unstable world. But perhaps that has always been the lot of humankind – certainly, it is a state of affairs as old as capitalism.