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Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

The Most Captivating Military Photos From September 2015

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

In wartime and peace the United States military is a constantly evolving organism, always on alert and training for the worst. Thanks to our working m...

The Massive Oil Plume Beneath Pearl Harbor Isn't New, But It Is Shocking

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Pearl Harbor was once known as Oahu's "bread basket" because it was such an important fishing area, teeming with ocean life. But since the constructio...

Let's Work Toward a Home for Every Veteran

Chris Gardner | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Chris Gardner

Veterans who are homeless may not have a home, but that doesn't mean they don't have diverse skills that could be put to use to meet the needs of an expanding job market. Now is the time for the nation's employers to take a fresh look at hiring homeless veterans for job openings.

Hawaii Woman Sent $525,000 In Sex Work Earnings To N.J. Husband

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.16.2015 | Crime

A woman in Hawaii faces up to five years in prison after authorities caught her sending more than a half-million dollars she had earned as a...

When the Bough Breaks

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.16.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I bought my house, which the bank owns but kindly allows me to pay for, I was thrilled to have a big yard with lots of beautiful trees. Apparently, the trees don't feel the same, which is why, after a recent storm, the oak was on me.

Navy Agrees To Limit Pacific Trainings To Protect Marine Life

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Navy estimates it inadvertently kills 155 whales and dolphins off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California in five years. Its t...

Navy Decides To Keep Chaplain Who Allegedly Shamed Female And Gay Sailors

MilitaryTimes | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion

The Navy has decided not to force out a Pentecostal chaplain who landed in hot water for allegedly scolding sailors for homosexuality and premarital s...

Bomb Iran? Maybe Not a Good Idea

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

The issue is not whether it can be done. That answer is yes. But at what cost? Is America prepared to enter another protracted at a probable cost of trillions of dollars and substantial loss of life for all involved?

Women Will Be Able Become Navy SEALs For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

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On the A-Bomb's 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven't heard, it's the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Despite all this coverage, however, I didn't notice any stories that bothered to mention the fact that the Obama administration wants the U.S. government to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades on a new generation of nuclear weapons.

These Are The Best Military Photos From July

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

Another month in 2015 and another set of photos from our armed forces that leave us awestruck by the situations in which military photographers are ab...

Protecting the Galápagos from Illegal Fishing

Ocean Unite | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Ocean Unite

In order to understand Ecuador's current strategy to combat illegal fishing, we must first look back to its origins. The Galapagos Islands and their surrounding waters encompass a truly unique ocean environment that has spawned amazing creatures ranging from the marine iguana, to the Galapagos penguin to the fabled Darwin finches.

A Declaration of Financial Independence for Our Military

Jane Whitfield | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Jane Whitfield

Here's another self-evident truth: Our servicemembers and veterans should be financially secure. No one should be expected to wage war on behalf of the United States while worrying about making their monthly payments back home.

Navy Expands Maternity Leave. Are Dads Next?

Josh Levs | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Levs

Obviously, military families make incredible, admirable sacrifices, and many personnel can't be allowed to leave for longer blocks of time. But if the Navy can part with new moms for 18 weeks after a birth, it can part with at least some new dads for more than 10 days total during the child's first year of life.

Celebrate Independence Day With The Best Military Photos From The Last Month

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

While you're sitting back and enjoying barbecue and fireworks, take some time to check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of Jun...

When Military Members Are Deployed, This Group Helps Provide Care For Their Pets

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.24.2015 | Good News

When Alisa Johnson and her husband, Shawn, were both due to begin military service in June 2011, they found themselves in a dreadful situation: they h...

The Truth About Diego Garcia

David Vine | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
David Vine

The truth about the U.S. military base on the British-controlled Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia is often hard to believe. It would be easy enough to confuse the real story with fictional accounts of the island found in the Transformers movies, on the television series 24, and in Internet conspiracy theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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Father Of Vet Killed In Combat Corners Tom Cotton | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) got an earful Friday from a father whose son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Cotton, known for his hawkis...

These Military Photos From May 2015 Honor Bravery And Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of May 2015. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force...

Sport and Society for Arete-Catching Up

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.31.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.

The Women of the USS San Antonio

Rob Taub | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Rob Taub

Bertha Favela-Xiong is 23 years old and recently made her first trip to New York City during Fleet Week. It was not by plane, car or bus but instead on the Navy's USS San Antonio where she holds the rank of Ensign.

New Study: Illinois Is No Good for Military Retirees

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Based on measures of economics, health care and quality of life, a new WalletHub study says that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country for military retirees to live.

China Plans Naval Expansion Amid South China Sea Tensions

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING, May 26 (Reuters) - China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and announced plans for the construc...

A Richly Deserved PEN Literary Award for 'War of the Whales'

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

War of the Whales persuasively conveys not only the power of determined individuals and organizations in the face of one of the world's most powerful institutions, but the potential -- yet unachieved -- for that institution to evolve if its leadership is willing to allow it.