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Men in Skirts

Greg White | Posted 03.03.2015 | Style
Greg White

Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.

How One Former Marine Used Ballet To Spread Veterans' Stories Around The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts

Patrolling the stage in "Habibi Hhaloua," 2009. Photo by A. Fink. Roman Baca still recalls his first day of training, when a Marine rec...

Mardi Gras: Ride on a Float

Greg White | Posted 02.13.2015 | Travel
Greg White

I rode on a float in a Mardi Gras parade last year. Lots of my firsts happened in New Orleans. I took a streetcar to school, met my lifelong best friend, joined the Marine Corps.

Making Progress On Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs just last week. Now, we are counting on the Senate to act quickly and send it to the president.

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

A Christmas Story Every American Should Read

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Books
Cari E. Guittard

This story is small but powerful and its lessons timeless. If only every elected official in D.C. and across the country would read this over the holiday break perhaps we might inspire the seeds of a new kind of leadership this spring. One can only hope.

The New Face of Our Military's Energy Security

Michael Wu | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Michael Wu

Last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. With a fleet of Nissan Leafs, Ford F-series trucks, and other vehicles, the Air Force took an important step that may eventually revolutionize how we think about the cars we drive and the way we keep the lights on.

Choosing China Patterns With Tim Cook

Greg White | Posted 01.06.2015 | Comedy
Greg White

Tim's perfect. He's obviously brave; but look behind the silver fox. I see a man that can figure out gadgets. I have three remotes for one television. No clue what two of them do.

Marine Corps Marathon 2014: The People's Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There was a woman standing next to me telling every runner that they were doing so well, looking so good, and were amazing. What a kind and generous spirit. Some runners responded with smiles and head shakes, but it helped all of them power through the next arduous mile.

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

Michael Wu | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.

The Military Uniform: From Privilege To Prop

Mark Carpowich | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Mark Carpowich

For today's troops, finding ways to cash in on the uniform isn't just a job, it's an adventure. Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the boldness with which abuse is routinely carried out is the fact that no one seems to mind, including the taxpayers footing the bill for the grift.

Fifty Shades of Penises

Greg White | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg White

Seeing a lot of penises is probably on every gay man's bucket list, and even heterosexual men like to check out the competition. I'm sure that a group shower is the birthplace of both athlete's foot and penis envy.

The Warrior Queen: 10 Things You Can't See in This Photo

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Darryle Pollack

It's worth a thousand words for sure. You can tell a lot just by looking at it. But not everything. Here's 10 things this picture won't tell you.

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Supreme Court Decision Outrages Pollution Victims, Environmental Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green

"Ludicrous." "Unconscionable." "A slap in the face." A Supreme Court ruling on Monday in favor of a corporation accused of contaminating a North C...

Congress Helps End Decade-Long Land Dispute

AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps and off-road vehicle enthusiasts will share a rugged patch of desert near the military base at Twen...

Once a Marine... Now a Spartan

Greg White | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Greg White

It's good to be alive. Recently, as I boarded a bus in Malibu to compete in one of those Spartan Races, memories of arriving at Parris Island to join the Marine Corps popped into my head. The Spartan Race is as challenging as any USMC event.

Military Makes Some Progress In Preventing Suicide

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among Army National Guard and Reserve members increased last year, even as the number of active-duty troops across the mi...

Semper Fi

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

So it was, on the day set aside for fathers and their children, Marc went home to be with his dad, where this time the Marine stood waiting for his son. Semper Fi.

Common Indecency: Bathroom Etiquette

Greg White | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

In a world where privacy has been flushed down the drain, we need to hold on to bathroom etiquette as our last bastion for common decency.

FedEx: The Man, the Company, the Motto

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Dorian de Wind

When all the news is doom and gloom, as it is these days with respect to Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria and so many other places and faces, it does the ...

Chuck Hagel Praises Marines' Progress

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognized the Marine Corps on Thursday for achieving a...

Asia-Pacific Pivot: A New Cold War (Just Not the One You Think)

William Bradley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Who would win in a hot war between Japan and China? The more limited the scope of the engagement, the better the chance for Japan to prevail. While China has more ships and planes, Japan has better ships and planes, with more maneuvering experience.

Marine Corps To Retry Sergeant In Iraq War Case

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps has decided to retry a sergeant whose murder conviction from the Iraq war has been overturned twice by military co...

Marine Who Guarded FDR Dies At 93

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Dante J. Orsini Sr., a former Marine who guarded President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his "Day of Infamy" speech af...