• About Patrick B. Pexton

    Patrick Pexton has been a journalist for three decades. He has served as the ombudsman for The Washington Post, the deputy editor of National Journal, an editor and reporter at the Military Times, and a local reporter in four states.

    Life, Liberty and our Guantanamo Gulag

    by  • July 4, 2013 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    On this Independence Day when we celebrate the stirring words of our forefathers about unalienable rights and Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness, I pick up the paper and read about the ever increasing numbers of hunger strikers at the prison we operate at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  U.S. military officials say that 106 of...

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    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has lost his first sparring match with Washington, and Beijing

    by  • July 2, 2013 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    North Korea is softening its hard line, ever so slightly, in recent days and weeks and that in large measure is thanks to China’s slapping down, firmly, its annoying neighbor and Pyongyang’s greenhorn dictator, Kim Jong Un. At talks in Brunei on Tuesday with other Asian foreign ministers, Secretary of State John Kerry publicly...

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    Barack Obama’s comfort with strong women

    by  • June 6, 2013 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    My favorite photo of the day was this AP photo of President Obama, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power strolling arm in arm, smiling, after leaving yesterday’s Rose Garden announcement that the president had selected Rice as his national security adviser, and nominated Power to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Regardless of...

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