David E. Breen Personal Links

Interesting Things to Read/Watch/Listen To

Charlie Hebdo Cover, January 14, 2015, "All is forgiven"

Matthew 25:31-46

Chris Hedges @ truthdig.com

PBS American Experience: We Shall Remain

A provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.

 

Amy Siskind's Weekly Authoritarianism List

David Brooks' "Getting Trump Out of My Brain", August 8, 2017

Charles Blow's "First They Came For ...", July 27, 2017

Peter Baker's "Trump White House Tests a Nation's Capacity for Outrage", July 24, 2017

David Brooks' "Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump", July 14, 2017

George Will's "President Trump doesn't know what it is to know", May 4, 2017

Chris Satullo's "Lies catch up to GOP in Obamacare repeal fight", March 20, 2017

Dana Milbank's "It's the truth according to Trump. Believe it.", March 6, 2017

Trudy Rubin's "Force Trump to see truth about Putin", February 12, 2017

Chris Satullo's "Five tips for talking to the other side", January 30, 2017

Charles Blow's "A Lie by Any Other Name", January 26, 2017

Will Bunch's "Obama was the right man for the wrong time", January 10, 2017

An open letter to the Electors of the 2016 Presidential election, December 14, 2016

Thomas Friedman's "Trump's Approach: A Fresh Start or Crazy Reckless", December 14, 2016

Michael Scherer's "2016 Person of the Year: Donald Trump", December 7, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over", December 1, 2016

Timothy Snyder's "20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency", November 28, 2016

Maya Kosoff's "Should Donald Trump be suspended from Twitter?", November 23, 2016

Chris Hedges' "We Are All Deplorables", November 20, 2016

Neal Gabler's "Farewell, America", November 10, 2016

Thomas Friedman's "Homeless in America", November 8, 2016

Philadelphia Inquirer's Editorial: "Friends shouldn't let friends vote for Trump", November 7, 2016

"Watch Seth Meyers Analyze The Difficult Choice Between Trump & Clinton", November 3, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Electing Trump would endanger U.S. security", November 3, 2016

"Louis C.K. Is All In For Hillary", November 1, 2016

Roger Cohen's "The Trump Possibility", October 3, 2016

Paul Krugman's "Trump's Fellow Travelers", October 3, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "When Facts, Logic and History Don't Matter", September 30, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Trump's laziness would endanger national security", September 29, 2016

Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns' "A Week of Whoppers From Donald Trump", September 24, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Trump's foreign policy comments scare national security experts", September 22, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "Trump can't help himself", August 8, 2016

George Will's "Trump's shallowness runs deep", August 3, 2016

Eugene Robinson's "Is Donald Trump just plain crazy?", August 1, 2016

Michael Moore's "5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win", July 2016

Washington Post editorial "Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy", July 22, 2016

Fareed Zakaria's "America would be Trump's banana republic", July 21, 2016

Greg Sargent's "This one sentence from Trump perfectly captures the GOP convention house of horrors", July 21, 2016

Daniel Pipes' "Why I just quit the Republican Party", July 21, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Trump plays into ISIS's hands", June 16, 2016

The Onion's "U.N. Warns Trump May Be 7 Months Away From Acquiring Nuclear Weapons", June 14, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "Sympathy for Paul Ryan, having a devil of a time", June 11, 2016

Chris Hedges' "The Wages of Sin", April 10, 2016

Daniel Pipes' "There's a name for Trump's brand of politics: neo-fascism", April 7, 2016

"Louis C.K. Compares Donald Trump to Hitler", March 5, 2016

"Mitt Romney's Speech About Donald Trump", March 3, 2016

Paul Krugman's "Something Not Rotten in Denmark", October 19, 2015

David Brooks on Prayer Breakfast: What Obama Said Was "Admirable And A Recognition Of Historical Fact", February 7, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Foolish, Historically Illiterate, Incredible Response to Obama's Prayer Breakfast Speech", February 6, 2015

If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
Jon Runyon, December 21, 2014

Roger Cohen's "Germany Is Weltmeister", July 17, 2014

Harold Meyerson's "CIA might as well learn from Germany's economy while spying", Ju1y 16, 2014

Paul Krugman's "Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas", June 29, 2014

Chris Hedges' "The Post-Constitutional Era", May 4, 2014

Robert D. Putnams's "Crumbling American Dreams", August 3, 2013

Winston-Salem Journal editorial "Elections bill will suppress voting in North Carolina", July 29, 2013

Michael Smerconish's "The smearing of a president: From start, unrelenting, unfair", November 4, 2012

Thom Hartmann's "Why Would Anyone Proudly Call Themselves a Conservative?", July 16, 2012

Dick Polman's "GOP's job-killing election strategy", June 10, 2012

Charles Babington's "Is GOP Trying to Sabotage Economy to Hurt Obama?", May 19, 2012

Thomas Fitzgerald's "Off script and off-key", March 4, 2012

Steve Hallock's "Gingrich rages at his creation", January 25, 2012

Trudy Rubin's "GOP field makes sorry showing on foreign policy", January 19, 2012

President Obama calls for renewal of New Nationalism, Part 1 Part 2, Osawatomie, KS, December 6, 2011

Paul Krugman's "Oligarchy, American Style", November 3, 2011

Dick Polman's "Romney still dogged by religious bigotry", October 13, 2011

Trudy Rubin's "Foreign policy baffles GOP", October 13, 2011

"You can't voice respect for science and expect to win the Republican nomination."
Dick Polman, Septembeer 29, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell's "Rewriting the American death penalty", September 22, 2011

Charles Krauthammer's "A 'scheme' worth saving", September 19, 2011

Maurice Levy's "I am not a masochist but the rich must pay more", August 29, 2011

Jonathan Gurwitz's "Perry makes Bush look liberal", August 24, 2011

Steven Rattner's "Republican Extremism, Bad Economics", August 15, 2011

Warren Buffett's "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich", August 14, 2011

Neal Gabler's "The Elusive Big Idea", August 13, 2011

Trudy Rubin's "Republicans' stance on debt could have drastic consequences for the U.S.", June 30, 2011

Steven Conn's "China's state-fueled growth", June 7, 2011

Joseph Stiglitz's "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%", May 2011

Reuter's "Missing Pakistani journalist found dead", May 31, 2011

E.J. Dione's "GOP's merciless orthodoxy", May 17, 2011

E.J. Dionne's "The bailout's secret success", May 10, 2011

Shannon Meehan's "A soldier learns he fought the wrong war", May 9, 2011

Goldie Taylor's "Why Obama shouldn't have had to 'show his papers'", April 28, 2011

Linda Bilmes's "Costly Inheritance", April 27, 2011

Louisa Lim's "China Cracks Down On Christians At Outdoor Service", April 11, 2011

Roger Cohen's "Religion Does Its Worst", April 4, 2011

Paul Krugman's "American Thought Police", March 27, 2011

Albert Hunt's "When It Comes to the Deficit, Resolve Is Weak", March 13, 2011

NPR's "Target Of Glenn Beck's Ire Recounts Threats", February 27, 2011

Chris Hedges speaks on WHYY about the Death of the Liberal Class, February 22, 2011

Neal Gabler's "The Arrogance Divide", February 22, 2011

Paul Krugman's "Wisconsin Power Play", February 20, 2011

NPR's "Republicans Sharpen Knives For Obama's Budget", February 13, 2011

Michael Scheuer speaks with Tavis Smiley about Osama Bin Laden & Egypt, February 9, 2011

Dick Polman's "Idolatry of Ronald Reagan doesn't square with his history", February 6, 2011

Paul Krugman's "The War on Logic", January 16, 2011

NPR's "Eisenhower's Warning Still Challenges A Nation", January 16, 2011

Paul Krugman's "When Zombies Win", December 20, 2010

David Stockman's comments on extending the Bush tax cuts (Click on "Listen to the Story"), December 18, 2010

Bernie Sanders' "There is a War Being Waged Against the Working Families of America", November 30, 2010

Thomas Friedman's "Got to Get This Right", November 27, 2010

NPR's "Bob Inglis: A Republican Swamped By The GOP Wave", November 20, 2010

Ed Dante's "The Shadow Scholar", November 12, 2010

David Brooks' "National Greatness Agenda", November 11, 2010

Rachel Maddow interviews Jon Stewart, November 11, 2010

Bill Moyer's "Welcome to the Plutocracy!", November 9, 2010

Hedges Laments The 'Death Of The Liberal Class', November 8, 2010

Chris Hedges' "A Recipe for Fascism", November 8, 2010

Eugene Robinson's "What's Behind the Tea Party's Ire?", November 2, 2010

Maureen Dowd's "Making ignorance chic", October 21, 2010

Matt Taibbi's "America on Sale, excerpts from Griftopia", October 18, 2010

Maureen Dowd's "Unfair Game", October 14, 2010

Thomas Friedman's "The Tea Kettle Movement", September 28, 2010

Paul Krugman's "The Angry Rich", September 19, 2010

Gloria Goodale's "Stephen Colbert-Jon Stewart rally: Might TV duo affect Election 2010?", September 17, 2010

Frank Rich's "Freedom's Just Another Word", September 4, 2010

Timothy Noah's "The United States of Inequality", September 3, 2010

D. Folkenflik's "The Saudi Prince, The Mosque And Fox News", September 1, 2010

P. Krugman's "For Obama, a nonstop witch hunt", August 30, 2010

S.B. Thistlethwaite's "Liberation Theology for beginners", August 30, 2010

N. Kristof's "Taking Bin Laden's Side", August 21, 2010

M. Dowd's "Going Mad in Herds", August 21, 2010

J. Feldmans's "`Ground Zero Mosque' Is the New `Death Panels'", August 16, 2010

S.B. Thistlethwaite's "Freedom of religion: having the courage of our convictions", August 15, 2010

J. Gillis' "In Weather Chaos, a Case for Global Warming", August 14, 2010

E.J. Dione's "The end of the Fox News era?", July 26, 2010

Chris Hedges' "The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger", June 7, 2010

Chris Hedges' "After Religion Fizzles, We're Stuck With Nietzsche", May 9, 2010

Dick Polman's "GOP's convenient memory lapse", May 9, 2010

E.J. Dionne's "The looming fight over conservative judicial activism", April 26, 2010

8 (Wesleyan University) Students Assist Haitian Children during Spring Break", March 3, 2010

Niall Ferguson's "America, the fragile empire", February 28, 2010

Trudy Rubin's "Lessons can be learned from European health systems", February 28, 2010

Paul Krugman's "The Bankruptcy Boys", February 21, 2010

Thomas Friedman's "Global Weirding Is Here", February 17, 2010

Trudy Rubin's "Iran attack would backfire", February 11, 2010

David Crary's "More men get economic boost from marriage", January 19, 2010

Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar's "The real threat is terror itself", January 15, 2010

Chris Satullo's "Assessing President Obama's first year in the White House", January 10, 2010

Steven Newton's "Science denial is on the rise", December 24, 2009

Trudy Rubin's "Lives lost for human rights", December 16, 2009

Charles Krauthammer's "A deadly excess of delicacy", November 16, 2009

Dick Polman's "Some Republicans are taking on the fringe", October 18, 2009

Paul Krugman's "The Politics of Spite", October 4, 2009

Anna Shaff's "A crash course on clunkers", August 13, 2009

Clare Ellicott's "'I owe my life to the NHS': Stephen Hawking tells US to stop attacking health service", August 13, 2009

Sara Robinson's "Fascist America: Are We There Yet?", August 6, 2009

The Huffington Post's "Natalia Estemirova Killing The Latest In Attacks On Russian Activists", July 15, 2009

The American Experience Series "We Shall Remain", April 13, 2009

John Hinshaw and Chris Dolan's "Presidential tenures: The bad and the worst", February 16, 2009

Steve Young's "A president who actually admits mistakes", February 5, 2009

Anita Chang's "China Censors Parts of Obama's Speech", January 21, 2009

The Huffington Post's "Stanislav Markelov: Russian Lawyer In Prominent Chechnya Cases Shot Dead", January 19, 2009

Dick Polman's "The party pooper", January 13, 2009

Joseph Stiglitz's "Capitalist Fools", January 2009

Charles Krauthammer's "Moral Clarity in Gaza", January 2, 2009

Bob Herbert's "Add Up the Damage", December 29, 2008

Dick Polman's "He leaves with a record of contempt, secrecy, lies", December 21, 2008

Matt Apuzzo's "Bush `ignored' credit crisis warnings", December 1, 2008

Leonard Pitts Jr.'s "Don't let fear trump hope", November 19, 2008

"Eagleburger Blisters Palin: `Of Course' She's Not Ready", October 31, 2008

Jerry Coyne's "Swatting attacks on fruit flies and science", October 31, 2008

George Curry's "High court's future at stake", October 30, 2008

Christopher Hitchens' "Sarah Palin's War on Science", October 27, 2008

Paul Krugman's "The real plumbers of Ohio", October 20, 2008

The New Yorker's "The Choice", October 13, 2008

"... the overall themes that (Sarah) Palin and John McCain have been trying to advance (are) that expertise is overrated, homespun sincerity is better than sophistication, conviction is more important than analysis."
Steven Pinker, October 12, 2008

Trudy Rubin's "At a time of crisis, GOP promotes fear", October 12, 2008

"David Brooks: Sarah Palin `Represents A Fatal Cancer To The Republican Party'", October 8, 2008

Ruth Marcus' "McCain vs. Palin", September 30, 2008

Trudy Rubin's "Where was McCain's leadership?", September 30, 2008

Mark Bowden's "Disturbing line Palin tossed off in address", September 21, 2008

Joe Klein's "John McCain and the Lying Game", September 17, 2008

David Frum's "The Vanishing Republican Voter", September 5, 2008

Charles Krauthammer's "Palin's Problem", September 5, 2008

Gloria Steinem's "Palin: wrong woman, wrong message", September 4, 2008

House Resolution 194: Apology to African Americans on Behalf of the People of the United States, July 29, 2008

Cynthia Tucker's "True patriotism is insisting U.S. live up to ideals", July 6, 2008

Gore Vidal's "Article of Impeachment", June 12, 2008

House Resolution 1258: Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of High Crimes and Misdemeanors, June 10, 2008

Paul Krugman's "Stranded in Suburbia", May 19, 2008

Keith Olbermann's "Mr. President, the war isn't about you - or golf", May 14, 2008

Chris Hedges' "Nader deserves a pulpit to speak the truth", March 9, 2008

Tavis Smiley interviews Michael Scheuer, February 21, 2008

Richard Clarke's "Setting a standard in fear-mongering", February 1, 2008

Elizabeth Holtzman's "Judiciary Committee should move to impeach Bush and Cheney", January 27, 2008

George McGovern's "Why I Believe Bush Must Go", January 6, 2008

Chris Hedges' "One True Voice on the Trail", January 6, 2008

Chris Hedges' "U.S. in the Time of Empire?", November 18, 2007

Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar's "It's Our Cage, Too", May 17, 2007

"New Book Details Cheney Lawyer's Efforts to Expand Executive Power", Washington Post, September 5, 2007

House Resolution 333: Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, April 24, 2007

Joe Klein's "An Administration's Epic Collapse", April 5, 2007

Michael Lind's "He's Only Fifth Worst", December 3, 2006

Anne Applebaum's "A Moscow Murder Story", October 9, 2006

Jonathan Alter's "An Alternate 9/11 History", September 16, 2006

Steve Colbert's "roast" of President Bush, April 29, 2006

Sean Wilentz's "The Worst President in History?", April 21, 2006

John Timpane's "Intelligent Design: Teach it as a belief, but not as science", August 7, 2005

Chris Hedges' "The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism", November 15, 2004

Bernard Chazelle's "Bush's Desolate Imperium", December 2003

Chris Hedges' "Rockford College graduation speech", May 21, 2003

Paul Alexander's "All Hat, No Cattle (a pre-primary assessment of George W. Bush)", August 5, 1999


Read this if you care about American civil liberties and rights.

Here are updates to this story: December 22, 2003, April 28, 2004, July 6, 2004, March 1, 2005, April 13, 2005, July 19, 2005, September 10, 2005, November 22, 2005, December 29, 2005, January 6, 2006, February 17, 2006, April 3, 2006, October 19, 2006, December 4, 2006, March 1, 2007, March 24, 2007, May 15, 2007, August 16, 2007, January 5, 2008, January 16, 2008, June 15, 2009 and January 13, 2010.


Favorite Sculpture Parks/Gardens

Vigeland Sculpture Park         Storm King Art Center

Kröller-Müller Museum         Norton Simon Museum

National Gallery of Art          Grounds for Sculpture


Historic Military Sites (I have visited)

The Alamo         Arlington National Cemetery

Arromanches, France

Battle of Crooked Billet Monument         Battle for New York City Walking Tour

Battle of the Rio San Gabriel California State Historical Landmark

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site         Brandywine Battlefield Park

Castle Clinton National Monument         Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg

Cliveden         Diamond Head State Monument

El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park         Fort Anne National Historic Site

Fort Circle Parks         Fort MacArthur Museum

Fort Macon State Park         Fort Ontario State Historic Site

Fort Saybrook Monument Park

Fort Washington State Park         Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park         Gettysburg National Military Park

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site         Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Heidelberg Castle         Königstein Fortress         Marienberg Fortress

Minute Man National Historical Park         Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Monocacy National Battlefield         Morristown National Historical Park

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park & The Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Old Barracks Museum         Omaha Beach

Peebles Island State Park         Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Presidio of San Francisco         Princeton Battlefield State Park

Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park         S.S. Lane Victory

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park         Saratoga National Historical Park

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

Texel War Cemetery         Tsurugajo Castle

United States Air Force Academy         United States Military Academy at West Point

United States Naval Academy         USS Constitution

USS Pampanito         Valley Forge National Historical Park

Vicksburg National Military Park         Washington Crossing State Park



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