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Naval Academy Midshipman Found Dead In Icy Annapolis Creek

The Baltimore Sun | Pamela Wood | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home

Naval Academy officials on Monday said a midshipman was found dead in an icy Annapolis creek Sunday after apparently crashing his SUV. Officials beli...

Sexual Assault Reports Increase Slightly At Naval Academy: Report

The Baltimore Sun | Matthew Hay Brown | Posted 03.12.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academi...

Bad Ass Dads

Mark L. Walberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Home
Mark L. Walberg

Morgan declared his future at 8-years-old. And tomorrow, that dream will either be alive and well or over. As I lay in my bunk, I search for the words I may need in the morning. Words to console my boy in the event that his dream isn't going to happen. For the first time that I can remember, I'm stumped.

A+ In Rape Culture: Inside Forbes' Top 25 Public Colleges

Sofie Karasek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Sofie Karasek

There is little incentive for individual schools to address sexual assault if other universities appear immune to sexual violence. Maintaining an impeccable public reputation is perceived to be of greater importance than confronting painful and damaging problems.

Isn't a Humanist Military Chaplain an Oxymoron?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 10.19.2013 | Home
Tom Carpenter

Must a military chaplain believe in God? We shall soon find out the answer to that question and it will inform us if the Chaplain Corps truly understands what the Constitution and the Supreme Court say about religious liberty.

Molly O'Toole

Meet The Military Class Of 2013, The Future Of U.S. Defense | Molly O'Toole | Posted 06.10.2013 | Home

On Sept. 11, 2001, most of the graduates of the class of 2013 were 10 years old. When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, they weren't yet teenagers. The d...

WHOOPS! Obama Makes Big Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Home

President Barack Obama forgot protocol while boarding Marine One en route to Annapolis, Maryland, CNN reported on Friday. Obama did not salute the ...

Predicting Army vs. Navy

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.05.2013 | Home
Paul Bessire

One of the better rivalries in college football has also been one of the more lopsided rivalries in college football recently.

Why Do We Cut the Military So Much Slack?

David Macaray | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
David Macaray

Prospective jurors in a trial requiring testimony from policemen are usually asked if they think law enforcement officers are less apt to lie than are...

Annapolis Bar Crawl

Susan Fogwell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Susan Fogwell

Annapolis is America's sailing capital. During the summer and autumn, midshipmen, locals and tourists congregate at the bustling city dock where people-watching is a popular pastime.

Spice Scandal Hits U.S. Naval Academy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A synthetic recreational drug and purported marijuana substitute is behind the recent expulsion of seven U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, the Washington...

Twenty-Five Years Ago, We Lost More Than a Space Shuttle

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Noles

Today, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the loss of Challenger, it is particularly fitting to pause and remember that the Challenger Seven were more than just names.

The 10 Most Popular Colleges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If college was a popularity contest, America's service academies would win. According to U.S. News and World Report, the U.S. Naval Academy is the na...

The Army-Navy Game: Transcending Sports and Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I am a liberal Democrat who is opposed to the War in Afghanistan, was against the War in Iraq, and protested against the Vietnam War years ago. I guess you could call me a pacifist. But I love watching the Army-Navy game.

Naval Academy Superintendent Retiring After Slush Fund Discovery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler is taking what reports call an "early exit" due to the revelation of a substantial slush...

Joseph Rocha: Gay Former Sailor Details Abuse In Navy Despite Keeping His Sexuality A Secret

Washington Post | Joseph Rocha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I was 18 years old when I landed in the kingdom of Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in the winter of 2005. It was the first time I'd ever left ...

Selective Lion

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Kuttner

All week, Obama demonstrated his great skills as a teacher and orator, but it remains to be seen how he will use these outsized gifts as challenges on several fronts continue to unfold.

Obama, Jack McCain Embrace At US Naval Academy Graduation (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama promised members of the graduating class at the US Naval Academy Friday that they would never have to fight an unnecessary war. "I wi...

Man the Barricades, Men! The Gays Are at the Gates!

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aubrey Sarvis

Their warning of the "grave harm" that will ensue if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly in our all-volunteer military was essentially that volunteers will leave in droves.

Multiple McCain

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael B. Laskoff

The problem isn't that we know too little about John McCain; it's that we've got so many versions of the guy to choose from.

Gays in the Military: It's Time for Spine

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aubrey Sarvis

When Secretary of Defense Robert Gates failed to recommend Peter Pace for a second two-year term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff one year ago...

John McCain Goes For A Physical: "I'm as Healthy as the Economy!"

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

McCain can't blame his campaign-trail Iraq war gaffes on a deteriorating mind. Which means that instead he's simply misinformed and does not understand the war we're waging or whom we're waging it against.