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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.

The Other Side of Paradise, Part 2

Scott Kesterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kesterson

Talking about the election, the Staff Sergeant said to me, "If there is anything I take away from this, it is that change is fearful."

The Other Side of Paradise

Scott Kesterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kesterson

Eastern Afghanistan--In the early hours of the morning, an Army Captain watched as the election results were being reported. He shook his head in disgust. "This is proof that the media can elect a President."

Michelle Obama Reaches Out To Military Families

MOMocrats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Make no mistake. Michelle gets it. In a way I don't think that Senator McCain, or Cindy McCain the heiress, could get it in a million years.

Sam Stein

McCain's 'Deficit Reduction' Plan Would Cost Trillions | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, John McCain released the outlines of his economic agenda, promising to balance the federal budget by the end of his first term by saving mo...

Obama To Military Times: I Need To Earn Troops' Trust

Navy Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama knows that to win the vote of current and former military members and their families, he has to prove h...

Obama In Colorado Springs To Address "New Era Of Service"

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

The visit may include a speech at one of the region's five military bases and there is speculation that Obama may even meet with Evangelical Focus on the Family leader James Dobson.

Obama Meets With Military Times

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Continuing his outreach to traditionally Republican constituencies, Barack Obama met today with the editorial board of the Military Times, according t...

Why This Fifty-Five Year Old White Lifelong Republican Wants Obama To Win

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Obama does what all truly great leaders do: he speaks to the soul in plain self-revealing words of hope. We have never needed inspiration more.

William Kristol's Hypocrisy, Progressives' Blindness, Obama and the Military

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Obama campaign seems to have a tin ear/blind spot when relating to the military. This will cost us all if McCain wins because of it, but it will cost our military men and women most of all.

Rank and File

Ray Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Kimball

For a soldier, there is a fine line between debating the issues of the day as a concerned citizen and injecting yourself into the partisan fray.

Quién Es Mas Macho?

Seth Greenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Greenland

When McCain engages in the kind of macho posturing he employed over the GI Bill, it not only insults Obama, it also insults the millions of citizens who have not served in the military.

Obama's Key To The Blue Collar Vote

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Obama can better connect with working-class voters by talking to them about education. That's the issue. He should drop in on small groups of folk, like Bill Clinton does, and sharply focus his answers and his questions!

"Commander In Chief" Obama To Appear With Former Top Military Officials

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Clinton campaign continues to hammer Barack Obama on defense issues -- chief Clinton strategist Mark Penn tells the New Yorker that Obama is "n...

Conservatives Falsely Accuse Obama Of Making Up Army Anecdote

ABC's Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At last night's debate in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, told an anecdote about an Army captain that is causing a lot of chatter in the politic...

War Critics Obama, Ron Paul Get Most Military Donations

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Ron Paul have little in common politically, except their opposition to the Iraq war. Both top a new list of pres...