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Military Service Academies

Graduation Time at the Service Academies

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Not being "an Academy Graduate," I do so perhaps with a little envy, perhaps because I only went through six months of hell instead of four years, but I always do so with the highest respect for these young men and women who survive the hell and go on to become our future military leaders.

Memorial Day 2015: Honor to the Fallen -- Godspeed to Our Newest Soldiers

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is in such a context that I see a connection between these proud and happy young men and women on their commencement day, joyously tossing their hats high into the sky, and those fallen heroes who we honor on their Memorial Day.

How to Stop Sexual Assault at Military Service Academies: First, Legalize Sex

Bruce Fleming | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fleming

Am I saying that sex itself, of any sort, is forbidden at taxpayer-supported military service academies? Yes. As it is, we make it impossible to show them what's wrong with unwanted sex when even wanted sex is against the rules.

The Few, the Proud, the Infantilized

Bruce Fleming | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fleming

The military is downsizing, and the federal budget is under scrutiny. Do military service academies deserve to continue?