Author Archives: comehomeamerica
by Joe Scarry Two days ago I visited the atomic bomb memorials in Nagasaki; yesterday I walked around the city, thinking about what I had seen. I ended up in the late afternoon at the Glover Garden, which provide a … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry Yesterday was the anniversary of the November 11, 1918, World War I armistice – a day known around the world as Armistice Day, and called Veterans Day in the US. Armistice Day commemorates the idea of ending … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry When I wrote about my grandfather’s WWI service — and the reason he enlisted — someone asked, “Don’t you suppose he was drafted?” This led me to discover the Selective Service Act of 1917, and learn about … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry I don’t know what induced Granddaddy Melker to serve in WWI. I know there was a lot of talk about patriotism, and the pressure on US people of German descent to prove their loyalty was especially strong. … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry Since we’re being given a taste of what can happen when parts of the U.S. federal government are shut down, let’s talk about having a real party: how about shutting down all those military bases? Just think … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry Tonight’s GOP debate is entitled “Your money, your vote.” It should be called “Your money, their DoD” (as in “Department of Defense”). (Of course, you won’t hear a peep from any of the contenders about military spending.) … Continue reading
Tommy Raskin interviews Ralph Nader about American militarism and antiwar politics. The Center for Study of Responsive Law created this video in affiliation with the Amherst Political Union.