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The National Guard Needs Your Help

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Imagine this reality for a second. You left your home and family to serve your country in harm's way for ten months -- but your return, you find your job is gone.

18-Year-Old Kevin Hayne Killed Hiking Little Bear Peak

KRDO Colorado Springs | tak landrock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A helicopter rescue crew from Buckley AFB is fine after making a "hard landing" near Alamosa, about 183 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. The crew...

Weekly Diaspora: Border Patrol Gone Wild

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 14-year-old Mexican boy on June 7. At RaceWire, Julianne Hing reports t...

Enough is Enough - Time for BP to Sit Down, Shut Up

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Enough is enough. We're now at day 52, and it is absolutely, positively clear that BP has been completely overrun and it's management is in full retr...

The Gulf Between the White House and Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida

Dave Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dave Brown

President Obama boasts he is commander in chief. So, why hasn't he declared war on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and mobilized the National Guard and Reserves from those states?

Gary Pfleider Shot In Iraq, Billed For Treatment By Army

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: A spokesman for Defense Finance and Accounting Services told Pfleider on Wednesday that he had been overpaid for his last three months in the ...

Weekly Diaspora: The Game Plan for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), started a hubbub among comprehensive immigration reform advocates last week when h...

Tancredo Demands National Guard Presence On Border After Murder Of Arizona Rancher

The Colorado Independent | digg_url = 'Http:// | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former U.S. Congressman and anti-illegal immigration firebrand Tom Tancredo called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Su...

GOP Wants a Country by Corporations for Corporations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Rand simply said what Republicans believe -- that this country should focus on promoting corporations and those corporations should have privileges, but not responsibilities.

Weekly Diaspora: Obama Deploys Troops to Border Amid Rising Civil Disobedience

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he would be deploying 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexic...

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.

Lt. Choi Won't Lie for His Country

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Lt. Dan Choi's pre-existing conditions -- being gay and being honest about it -- may be enough to keep him out of the Veterans Affairs health care system for life.

LaGuardia, Kennedy Airports Get Beefed Up Security | By Edgar Sandoval and Katie Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Security in and out of LaGuardia and Kennedy airports was as tight as a bursting suitcase Tuesday. Weary jet-setters said they could feel the prese...

Dan Rather's $70 Million Case Against CBS Moves Forward

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A New York judge on Monday rejected CBS Corp's (CBS.N) bid to dismiss former TV news anchor Dan Rather's $70 million law...

They're baaaack: the black helicopters of Yoder

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

All Shellie Kirby wants is a place where she and her husband Mark can live in peace with their Spanish mustang, Rebel, and their other horses and burr...

A Soldier's March For Peace, and Why Social Media Really Matters

Lauren Melcher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Melcher

Gunnar Swanson is an Iraq war veteran who wants to make sure we all think about kids in war zones and how to ensure that they have opportunities for productive and healthy futures.

Service Members, Vets, and Families Marching for Justice

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The protests against these shameful, archaic rules are growing louder by the day among progressives of all stripes, gay and straight.

National Guard: Gates Weakening Security

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

National Guard leaders from 48 of the 50 states sent a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Thursday warning that a budget deci...

National Guard Troops Could Be Sent To Mexico Border To Fight Drug War

Washington Post | Mary Beth Sheridan, Spencer S. Hsu and Steve Fainaru | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon and Homeland Security Department are developing contingency plans to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border under a $350 m...

Obama May Move National Guard To Mexican Border In Escalating Drug War

McClatchy | Maria Recio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National G...

Native American Veterans Fight VA and Lose

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Andy Torress was denied disability pension by the VA, but when he took his medical records to the Social Security Administration, they approved him for 100 percent disability.

How Not To Respond To -- or Recover From -- A Major Disaster: An Indelible Legacy of Presidential Incompetence

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

The fact is that the recovery from Katrina has been painfully slow. At least 25% of people who lived in New Orleans prior to Katrina have not returned, many now permanently relocated.

Coming Home

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

Since my daughter joined the military community, she has opened my eyes to the military lifestyle, as foreign to me as another planet.

The Disposable Military: "The Tumor of The Unknown Soldier"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

Recently, the Chaplains at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC who houses 800 ill and recovering soldiers at a time, has begun weekly tributes at th...

Re: Scott Kesterson's "The Other Side of Paradise"

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Gilfillan

The one thing that all US Army personnel have in common is their choice to wear the uniform and volunteer to serve the nation, regardless of who is in charge and regardless of if they agree.