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As Celebrity Rehab 4 Begins, Dr. Drew Speaks Out About Dating, Addiction, Fame and Adam Carolla

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

The last five years, Dr. Drew has pushed forward at full-speed, writing a best-selling book, treating addicts at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, teaching psychiatry at USC's medical school, and producing his VH1 reality show.

Going Viral: A How-To Guide from Time Magazine's Joel Stein

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joshua Kors

Wednesday night I rocked the political world. I went on YouTube and uploaded a remarkable video: a clip of an American soldier testifying before Cong...

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 as a day "filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in t...

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 4

Douglas Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Preston

The day started with another ride on a C-130 transport plane, which included a rapid descent (3,200 feet per minute) that brought our stomachs into our throats.

Veterans Day 2010: HuffPost Bloggers Reflect (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

When it comes to war, our veterans often get lost in discussions defined by heated political opinions on either side. This Veterans Day, we'd like to put politics aside and focus on the soldiers and veterans themselves.

Generation War: Children During 9/11 Becoming Soldiers In Afghanistan

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARJAH, Afghanistan — Lance Cpl. Jacob Adams was in 5th grade math class when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pen...

Slain Soldier's Dad: Iraq Withdrawal 'Right Thing To Do'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three years after losing his son in Iraq, Anthony Lill still gets choked up talking about his boy. Lill, born and raised in Bridgeport, supported t...

Weekly Diaspora: Lawless Judges, Immigrant Soldiers, and Deportee Pardons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

Misconduct and corruption within our immigration agencies are not merely the product of overcrowding and understaffing, but rather persistent inaction on the part of powerful lawmakers and government officials.

Why the Badistans Are Right to be Angry

Asheel Qayum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Asheel Qayum

You call us cockroaches, crooks, savage, uncivilized, and so on. But have you ever asked yourself what caused the Badistanis to be bad and savage? Or wondered why we are uncivilized?

End of War: To the End of the Land by David Grossman

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

To the End of the Land is about war, identity, family, motherhood, friendship, faith (both secular and religious), passion, and love.

Military Announces Shipping Deadline for Holiday Gifts Overseas

Paul Snyder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Snyder

The US Military has announced this year's deadlines for shipping to soldiers to ensure they arrive by Christmas Day. This applies to troops in Iraq, A...

Stop Using Our Soldiers As Political Propaganda

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas

When it comes down to it, who is looking out for the troops' best interest? They deserve more than simple praise. They deserve to be told the truth about why in fact they went to war in the first place.

Afghanistan: Hearts and Minds and Blood and Anger

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Roots Travel In Ireland

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Megan Smolenyak

On a recent trip to Ireland, I did something I've never done before: rented a private castle. I'm not kidding. 2010-08-25-castle.jpg

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

PHOTOS: War Amputees Climb Kilimanjaro

Posted 06.14.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The three veterans from three different wars had only one good leg among them. But that didn't stop them from summiting Africa's...

The Insurance Industry Is Getting the Shirley Sherrod Treatment

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles H. Green

In early July, the news industry and a number of politicians and government officials grossly over-reacted to an out of context news-bit in the case o...

Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.

Our Military's Disturbing Transition to Warriors

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Today's cult of the warrior, as represented by these new "creeds," may seem cosmetic, but it cuts to the core of our military's self-image.

WWI Soldier Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Private Thomas D. Costello lost his life on September 16, 1918 in France and received full military honors today at Arlington National Cemetery. Hast...

For Returning Soldiers, Is Afghanistan the New Vietnam? (VIDEO)

Kaj Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kaj Larsen

There are growing ranks of veterans who return home and commit crimes. We help the entire country by helping veterans who are on the edge. It makes our communities safer and honors the values they fought for.

Soldiering Against Suicide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

According to a recent AP story, 245 soldiers took their lives in 2009, an increase of nearly 20 percent from 2008 when 197 soldiers died at their own hand.

The New Agent Orange? Scientists Sound Alarm on Toxic Sand in Afghanistan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Art Levine

Politics Daily reported Friday that scientists have found signs of another potential threat to our soldiers in Afghanistan: high levels of environmental toxins that can cause brain damage.

The Cost of Torture on Returning Vets

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

We're now beginning to see additional effects of waterboarding -- severe PTSD and suicides among those that were asked to torture and abuse detainees.

What's Driving Promising Army Soldiers to Drop Out and Become Writers? Stuart A. Reid

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In posts that read like short stories, Gallagher recounted the activities and antics of his pseudonymous soldiers and their droll Iraqi interpreter. B...