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Drafting Reform for the U.S. Military

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The longest war in the history of America turned ten years old today. While we take this time to thank our troops for their service, we should remember the sacrifices for this war are paid only by a small number of American families.

Armed Services Chairman: U.S. Could Bring Back Draft

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

by Donna Cassata, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The House Armed Services Committee chairman is warning that further reductions to projected defens...

Age of Heroes -- In Memoriam

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

The fateful post-Vietnam decision to build an all-volunteer Army posed unforeseen consequences for American society. Citizens live normal lives while a small warrior class does our fighting for us.

Last Vietnam Draftee Is Retiring From Army

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — A homemade wind chime with the word "Whining" under a red slash is made from metal parts put in his leg after a parachute ac...

Wine Kegs Could Help Save Money And The Environment

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home

When you say you're having a "kegger," you may now have to be more specific. That's right, kegs aren't just for beer (or frat parties) anymore, there'...

Jordan Schultz

2011 NFL Draft Grades | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.02.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Click HERE to listen to Jordan Schultz break down the 2011 NFL Draft results on Sports Talk 610 with host Nick Wright. The NFL Draft has co...

NFL Draft Round 1 Results

Posted 06.28.2011 | Sports

The 2011 NFL Draft first round picks are in! Carolina selected Auburn's Cam Newton with the No. 1 overall pick and Texas A&M's Von Miller went No. ...

New Jersey Nets Get NBA Fine Because Of Jay-Z

AP | Posted 06.08.2011 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. -- The NBA has fined the New Jersey Nets $50,000 because hip-hop mogul and part-owner Jay-Z went into the Kentucky locker room after the ...

The Draft to End All Drafts

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

If the draft was reinstated, the U.S. would have a harder time fighting unpopular wars like the one currently being waged in Antarctica.

Steelers Draft Picks for 2010

Jill Baughman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jill Baughman

Adding new talent to the offensive line, youth to the linebacker corps and quick players could give the Steelers a decent shot at Super Bowl Ring #7.

My Baby Bulaga

Emily Howald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Emily Howald

It's no secret that the offensive line of the Green Bay Packers struggled last season. For a while it appeared as though Aaron Rodgers was making a r...

Returning Troops From Iraq And Afghanistan Are Different From Our Vietnam Vets

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

This new group of active military knows what's happening to them, to a much greater extent. There's been a push to educate our troops and the general public about posttraumatic stress.

Bring Back the Draft: A Call for Universal National Service

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Slater

Our challenges cannot be resolved within our current manpower system. They can only be met by reinstituting conscription -- a "draft" -- albeit within a system of mandatory and universal national service.

Our National Journey? Get Out A Map

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

While media attention in Iraq and Afghanistan focuses on car bombings and combat casualties, other disturbing events in the region are slipping through the news cycle almost unnoticed.

To End War in Afghanistan, Reinstate Military Draft?

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Green

U.S. invasions of Vietnam and Afghanistan have eerie similarities. Both had ill-defined military goals, especially exit strategies, making them seemingly endless.

The Shministim

Ed Asner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ed Asner

If you haven't heard the name Omer Goldman yet, have a seat and grab your Kleenex. Her courage, and the courage of the other "Shministim" in Israel is utterly humbling. And amazing. I don't use those words lightly.

McCarthyism with Lipstick

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Sarah Palin is discovering now her abilities to engage in the type of character assaults that one associates with Joe McCarthy -- guilt by association.

John McCain's Universal Draft

Adrienne Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Williams

If McCain is in fact keen on enacting the draft, in the year of Hillary Clinton, will he propose to restrict it to men alone?

Jason Linkins

McCain Does The View, Faces Behar Railing Against Bush | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED 9/12/08*** WATCH: John McCain Is Grilled During Today's Appearance On "The View": Sarah Palin, His Abortion Stance, His Obama Attack Ads, ...

Iraq: The 2 Key Differences Between Obama and McCain that Must be Emphasized

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The minimal non-negotiable distinction must be that Obama will tell the Iraqis we are leaving, that our commitment is not open-ended. McCain will not.