iOS app Android app

Draft

Cruz's Crucial Revelation On Women And The Draft

Chris Marvin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Marvin

Mr. Cruz has given us a lot to think about. Most crucially, we all have a role to play in the way the country manages our military, and we all might benefit from having a bit more at stake.

Hillary Clinton Thinks Women Should Be Included In The Draft

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton said she backs legislation requiring women to register for the draft, moments before the Senate voted in favor of the measure. "I do s...

The How-Many-Years' War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.

Equality, Empowerment, Unity -- Bring Back the Draft

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Today, it seems to be all about self. What can my country do for me: A long list of "I want" -- presumed entitlements, as rights, by virtue of American birth. The "home of the free and land of the brave" lost to narcissistic death spiral.

Uncle Sam Needs Coders. Here's How The Military Could Draft Them.

The Huffington Post | David Wood | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Could Uncle Sam track down and draft a dozen 30-something computer programmers if the Army suddenly needed them? Not yet. But the idea’s out there. ...

Ted Cruz Says It Would Be 'Nuts' To Draft Women

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday said he opposed requiring women to register for a potential draft. Speaking at a town hall in Peterborough, New Hamp...

Confederate Socialists of America

John A. Tures | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Much has been written about President Lincoln's Administration, which has been called everything from socialist to downright tyrannical. What people don't know is that the Confederate States of America was pretty similar in its behavior.

Bernie Sanders Opposes Perpetual War, Unlike Clinton and Trump

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

America's one-party system on foreign policy and war comes with consequences. Don't discount the reality of a military draft with either Trump or Clinton, especially with low Army recruiting numbers. Only Bernie Sanders opposes perpetual quagmires in the name of defeating terror.

Army Secretary Considers Drafting Women For Service

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

If the U.S. military prioritizes "true and pure equality," women might eventually have to register for the draft. So said Army Secretary John McHugh a...

Betraying the Military (And Democracy) by Loving Indifference

William Astore | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Most Americans lack any clear sense of what the military does; they certainly care less than they should; but what they are willing to do is to "salute" the troops by buying a beer in a red-white-and-blue can or putting a magnetic ribbon on their SUV as an expression of "support."

Food for Thought

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

According to an old saying, you are what you eat. Since I am full of baloney, I eat what I am. Unfortunately, I don't know what to eat these days -- especially bologna, which means I am out to lunch -- because I am on three different diets.

Sweeping Military Pay and Benefit Changes Coming

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

Senator Graham's question is about to be pondered in a way that has not happened since the draft ended 42 years ago. This will be a game changing debate.

The Draft: Missing in the Inadequate Debate Over the Ongoing Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

John Geyman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

Adding a potential draft to the equation will ignite the kind of debate we need and provide an opportunity for all Americans to become involved in this decision -- much better than listening to the generals in the Pentagon and to those related to the military-industrial complex who profit from all this bloodshed.

Why Is The U.S. Punishing Low-Income Men For Not Registering For An Almost Non-Existent Draft

The Washington Post | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

The last time Danieldevel Davis got out of prison it was 2012 and he was 38. “I ain’t going back into no man’s prison again,” he vowed....

Michael McAuliff

Charlie Rangel Pushes For Draft, War Tax To Battle ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk is cheap, and so are votes to go to war if lawmakers and most of their constituents don't suffer any consequences, said Rep. ...

3 Examples of Why the MLB Draft Is Desperate for More Analytical Insight

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Coaches, scouts, GMs and fantasy baseball players are quickly changing their strategies to incorporate more player and team stats. Everyone is talking about it, everyone is embracing it, and everyone has seen the movie, Moneyball.

How Hard Is It to Make It to the NHL?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

As hockey fans, one of our favorite things to do is criticize the players. But are we giving these players enough credit? How hard is it actually to 'make it,' to 'go to the show,' to 'get the call?'

Monsters at the End of a War

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

August 15 was the end of World War II in Asia, 69 years ago, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I could not find a single reference to the bombings, or to the end of the war itself, anywhere in the American media.

Brothers Forever: A Talk with Col. Tom Manion

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

On April 29, 2007, 1st Lt. Travis Manion made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. While leading a counterattack against the enemy, drawing fire away from his wounded comrades, Travis was fatally wounded by a sniper. His actions allowed ever other member of his patrol to survive.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

Fighting Back Against the 'Prom Drafts,' From the Doctor's Office to the Classroom

Dr. Connie Bartlett D.O. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Dr. Connie Bartlett D.O.

Exercise and wellness activities help kids feel comfortable with who they are and teach them that their appearance is a part of their identity to be proud of, and we need more programs like that do just that.

TSI NFL Draft Series: Mock Draft, Taking on Mel Kiper Jr. (Part 4)

Dan Karpuc | Posted 07.06.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Leading up to the NFL Draft Thursday, May 8, we have examined Mel Kiper Jr.'s past and present analysis. If you missed Parts 1-3, click here for: Pa...

Meet The Youngest Player In NBA History. He's An 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

The Memphis Grizzlies have drafted the youngest player in NBA history. His name is Charvis Brewer, and he is an 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. ...

My Prediction: A Nation at War; Return of the Draft

The Amazing Kreskin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Weird News
The Amazing Kreskin

I've given a lot of thought to what I'm going to talk to you about right now given the gravity of the most recent prediction I have been preparing to reveal. These are not logical things I'm going to say, but things that I feel very, very strongly about.

Petition: Draft Ted Nugent to Serve in Afghanistan

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Ted Nugent is perhaps the most courageous man in America. America needs courageous men. Hence, I've launched a petition to draft Ted Nugent to serve on the front lines in Afghanistan.