My trip to Portland: A crime convention, donuts, tunnels & rain

  By: Jane Stillwater I’ve had a really good time in Portland, Oregon, this week — even though it rained almost every day.  But even the rain in Portland is charming.  I’d never been to Portland before and wouldn’t even be here now if it hadn’t been the site of a convention for murder-mystery writers […]

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From a different perspective: Rethinking Ariel Sharon & Chris Christie

” I’ve always viewed him(Ariel Sharon) as a Bad Guy. But maybe he wasn’t all that bad after all — at least not within the time-frame right before his sudden stroke.”

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Shot through the heart: Why guns need to go

According to the CDC and Google, the fifth most frequent cause of death in America is “unintentional injuries” — including those inflicted by guns.

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Palestinians & Native Americans: Where the Lost Tribes of Israel meet the Via Dolorosa

You go to work, you watch TV and you do your shopping and laundry — yet hardly ever even think twice about the fact that, wherever you are in the United States right now, entire families of Native Americans at one time used to live on the very same land where you are standing at this exact moment.

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America: The place where Israeli neo-cons get their Big Ideas!

“Stop trying to blame the current Israeli neo-con foreign and domestic policies on the Nazis–when we already gots a winner right here in the good old U.S.A.”

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My trip to Reno: With Rove & Romney & the Big Bad Wolf

By: Jane Stillwater After putting it off for several years, my family and I finally got around to taking a road trip to Reno, Nevada — just in time to get caught in an avalanche of deceitful election propaganda, compliments of the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson and Karl Rove.  And also just in time to get stuck in a huge […]

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