Home » ByJon Lange

Fighting with Pinpricks: The real American flag

When I was in fourth grade, my school held a patriotic essays and poem contest. The winner was to read his or her work at the grand opening ceremony for the school’s newly construct… Read More...

Fighting with Pinpricks: Media and war crimes

For the most part, war crimes have never been of much interest to our media. Nazi war crimes—the gold standard of human cruelty—went largely unreported until after the last da… Read More...

Fighting with Pinpricks: The counting controversy

Last week the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published the latest study into the number of Iraqis killed since the US-led invasion in 2003. The article, which used the same … Read More...

Fighting with Pinpricks: The Civil War in Venezuela

Early on Monday morning, Hugo Chavez conceded that voters in Venezuela had rejected the constitutional referendum which he championed by the narrow margin of 50.7% to 49.3%. It w… Read More...

Fighting with Pinpricks: A nod to the bandleader

My political education began in earnest at the age of five when I watched Casablanca in the basement of my childhood home. This week marks the 65th anniversary of that film and so it i… Read More...

Menu Title