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Entries by Dorian de Wind from 02/2012

Janet C. Wolfenbarger: Air Force's First Four-Star General

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Women

Today marks a first in the history of women in the Air Force as President Barack Obama nominates Air Force Lieutenant General Janet C. Wolfenbarger to become its first woman four-star general.

Our War in Afghanistan: Must Children Freeze to Death?

| Posted 02.09.2012 | World

I have expressed increased concerns about our continued "involvement" in Afghanistan. I have mourned our casualties and fretted about our huge financial costs. But -- perhaps insensitively so -- I have not mentioned much about the suffering of the Afghan people.

Help Arrives for Afghan Children Freezing to Death

| Posted 02.14.2012 | World

This past Saturday, American troops delivered 1,000 blankets for the 6,000 refugees in the Kabul Charahi Qambar camp -- the same camp where several children have already died from the cold.

'Newt Who?' Number 79,401

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Observing Newt Gingrich slip -- plummet is a better word -- in polls, opinion surveys and straw polls, caucuses and primaries, I thought that "Newt...

"A Nation's Gratitude" White House Dinner

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Good News

The Pentagon had to -- in just a few days -- select 64 troops to represent the 1.5 million American men and women who fought in Iraq.

The Politics of a Ticker-Tape Parade

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

A national ticker-tape parade to honor and thank our returning Iraq war veterans. There should not be much controversy about such occasions. But there is.

A House in the Texas Hill Country Becomes a Home for a Vietnam War Veteran

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Good News

Fellow veterans gave this Coast Guard veteran the "welcome home" he didn't receive nearly 40 years ago and their wishes that, in Veterans Cove, he will finally find a safe and peaceful harbor.

Santorum's Incredible Display of Ignorance On Euthanasia In the Netherlands

| Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

The Dutch are genuinely offended that a foreign politician would misrepresent Dutch culture and morality merely to make a political point back home.