Exiting Afghanistan

Exiting Afghanistan

In 1999, I had Mavis Leno as a guest on my radio show. She didn’t come on to talk about her husband. At the time, she was a spokesperson for The Feminist Majority, and the topic was the dire state girls and women in Afghanistan were being forced to endure under...
I’m Just Curious

I’m Just Curious

In 2003, Vice President Dick Cheney, defending the US invasion of Iraq, claimed, “We will be greeted as liberators.” I’m just curious, considering today’s news: how’s that...
Keeping 9/11 In Perspective

Keeping 9/11 In Perspective

Here’s a piece I wrote in 2003 on the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks… Remembering the past while getting on with our lives. That’s what today was about. This morning, my daughter saw me smiling at her and said, “Daddy, you...
Brad Taylor, “Operator Down”

Brad Taylor, “Operator Down”

Brad Taylor spent more than two decades in the US Army, including 8 years in special forces as part of Delta Force. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, then went on to teach military science at The Citadel. He’s also the author of the popular Pike Logan series of...
Kevin Maurer, “American Radical”

Kevin Maurer, “American Radical”

“American Radical” is the story of Tamer Elnoury, a Muslim FBI agent who went undercover to expose some radical jihadists who were planning to commit mayhem in the US and Canada. Since he has now moved on to other law enforcement business and is...
Jere Van Dyk, “The Trade”

Jere Van Dyk, “The Trade”

In February, 2008, journalist Jere Van Dyk, who had spent a lot of years in Afghanistan, was kidnapped by the Taliban and held for 45 days. He was the second American journalist kidnapped in Pakistan (the first was Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was...