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Women, Draft Debate Will Turn Politics on Its Head

Sarah Smiley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Sarah Smiley

On Thursday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the Pentagon will open all military combat roles to women. Finally, women are eligible to do any job a man can do in the military. Young girls, their mothers and Women's Rights advocates cheered.

Women Can Now Serve in All Combat Roles. They Should Register For the Draft, Too.

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Any future decision to go to war must at least consider invocation of the draft, and that discussion will be fundamentally changed by considering unwillingly sending not just our sons but our daughters into harm's way.

Draft Notices Sent To 14,000 Dead Men

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10 (Reuters) - Jane Huey was surprised, to say the least, when a letter arrived at her Kingston,...

A Whistleblower's Wish for Edward Snowden

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

Let a jury hear a man speak from his conscience, let them recognize the risk he's taken to speak to them and let that jury compare his words and actions to a government that will insist he's nothing more than a common criminal.

It's Quick, It's Easy and It's Time to Get Rid of This Law

Steven Conn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

If we aren't going to have a draft in any imaginable future, and if we aren't even going to enforce the Selective Service registration law -- the last prosecution took place in 1986 -- then it is time to get rid of draft registration.

A Way to Reform Entitlements While Addressing Dysfunction in Washington Due to Lack of "Shared Sacrifice"

Ed Davidson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Ed Davidson

It is obvious that growing number of members of Congress are not "sharing the sacrifice" of the majority of the American population.

Draft Registration Eyed For Elimination

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers are waging a little-noticed campaign to abolish the Selective Service System, the independent federal agency that man...

Today In Black History: Muhammad Ali Convicted of Draft Evasion | Posted 06.20.2012 | Black Voices

Before he became known for "The Fight of the Century" with undefeated champion Joe Frazier and his "Rumble in the Jumble" with George Foreman, Muhamma...

Andrea Stone

GAO Warns Military Draft Agency Would Be Slow To Mobilize | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Selective Service System is so understaffed after years of budget cuts that gathering the first inductees to boot camp would take ni...

A Train Ride with the Rich and Famous

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tamar Abrams

The Acela "high-speed" train between Washington, DC and New York City may cost three times as much and not go much faster than the regular Amtrak trai...

John McCain's Universal Draft

Adrienne Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Williams

If McCain is in fact keen on enacting the draft, in the year of Hillary Clinton, will he propose to restrict it to men alone?