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Why Are There No Medals for Teachers?

William H. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William H. Harwood

In the wake of Sandy Hook, the nation was confronted with the long overdue question of gun safety and individual liberty. But there is another long overdue question. Why are there no medals for teachers?

The Drone Medal

William Astore | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
William Astore

News that the Pentagon is considering a special "Distinguished Warfare Medal" for drone pilots tells us much about the American war-making moment. Leaving aside issues of bravery or courage of drone operators, let's consider the name of the medal, with its stress on "distinguished warfare."

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Says It's No Crime To Lie About Military Honors | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress improperly criminalized lies about receiving military honors, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. In striking down the Stol...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Lying About Military Honors | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning appeared divided over whether to strike down a federal law that makes it a crime for a person to ...

Rare Medal Awarded To Soldier Who Saved Comrades From Drowning

Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

Former Staff Sgt. Matt Blain joined an elite group of soldiers when he was awarded with the rare 'Soldier's Medal' for heroism Saturday. Blain rece...

Andrea Stone

More Stars On Those Bars: Pentagon Okays Changes For Iraq, Afghanistan Medal To Reflect Long War | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the day the Pentagon said combat deaths reached a three-year high in Iraq and a brazen attack on a Kabul hotel demonstrated the war t...