Bill Christofferson is a former journalist and political consultant, and current peace activist, who lives in Milwaukee.
Happy Armistice Day
By: Bill Christofferson - November 11, 2021
While the nation officially observes Veterans Day today, there is a growing movement to reclaim November 11 as Armistice Day, a day to celebrate peace, not militarism. Veterans For Peace, a national organization of veterans who have experienced the horrors of war, has been the leading voice to remind people of the origin of the […]
Who should we remember on Memorial Day?
By: Bill Christofferson - May 31, 2021
Our government says today is a day to remember the men and women who died in wars while serving in the U.S. armed forces. That is why, I suppose, as a Vietnam veteran, my thoughts turn to fellow Marines who lost their lives — and always to one in particular. Bob’s name was Robert Nelson […]
For gun advocates enough is never enough
By: Bill Christofferson - May 11, 2021
In a begrudging or perverse sort of way, you have to give some credit to Wisconsin worshipers of the Second Amendment for their determination to keep this country’s status as the gun capital of the world. Enough is never enough for those who appear to value gun ownership more than human lives. No amount of […]
Memorial Day: Time to reflect on the true costs of war
By: Bill Christofferson - May 25, 2020
Today is a subdued Memorial Day, with virtual ceremonies and fewer, smaller gatherings. Perhaps the pandemic will give Americans some extra time for reflection and help add some perspective to the observance. It is appropriate that we honor and remember those who died while serving the United States in wartime. But the Memorial Day celebration […]
Trump’s license to kill
By: Bill Christofferson - January 17, 2020
Donald Trump hasn’t yet killed anyone on Fifth Avenue, as he famously boasted he could do and get away with it. But he appears to have gotten away scot-free with committing murder in Baghdad. Trump killed Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian general, the easy way. He simply gave the order and didn’t have to pull the […]