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American Sniper Touches an American Nerve

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

Politics aside, what moved me were the human elements of the story. I found myself becoming sympathetic with a sniper who found himself placed in many moral dilemmas.

Think 'Score Gains,' Not 'Stop Losses'

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

I am constantly getting investors to think like "winners" instead of "losers." If the first thing you think about is losing, then the first thing you really need to work on is changing your mindset.

Heroes on the Homefront

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

When a marine goes to war his whole family goes with him. Did you ever see the bumper sticker that says "The hardest job in the marines is being a marine wife?" Well, that's never been truer.

Jailed Soldier-Rapper Bids for US Trial

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

Lawyers for a soldier imprisoned after mailing an incendiary rap song to the Pentagon have filed a habeas corpus petition demanding the soldier's trial take place in the US rather than Iraq.

Stop-Loss Veterans: Apply for Back Pay!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Thanks to the Obama administration, former and current service members can get back pay if their active duty was extended because of surprise stop-loss clauses from Sept. 11, 2001, through Sept. 30, 2008

Army Imprisons Soldier Over Rap Song

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

A U.S. Army Specialist, jailed after distributing rap against the Defense Department's "stop loss" policy, will be flown to the Middle East to be court-martialed.

Thanks... Again And Again And Again

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As our soldiers watch the "thanks to the troops" videos during the football games today, they will be thinking one thing: "How many more Thanksgivings am I going to have to watch these videos from over here?"

Afghanistan: A Broken Promise to Military Families

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

For the last several years, our Armed Forces have been plagued by a lack of what is known as dwell time -- the amount of time Soldiers have at home with their families between deployments.

Questions Obama Has To Answer Tonight

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

By deploying an additional 34k troops, without speeding up the departure from Iraq, our force will remain overstretched. How does the administration reconcile this issue?

Army Record Suicide Rate Continues, and Will Continue for Some Time

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The Army reported that suicides are yet again at an all time high. This isn't to say every soldier deployed frequently and for long periods will kill him or herself. But there's a "significant link" for many of those who do.

What Can Stop the Gay-Bashing in the Military?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Petty Officer Third Class Joseph Rocha was brutalized for more than two years at his base in Bahrain after his refusal to hire a prostitute raised suspicions that he was gay. This is not an academic debate.

Why Does Obama Use Executive Power for Everything But Gay Troops?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Sometimes moral and political leadership really are one and the same. Ending the needless firing of gay troops is one of those times.

Hey Lindsay Lohan! Did You Hear About the Major Victory for Thousands of Stop-Lossed Troops?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Congress stood up for veterans this week, and delivered retroactive overtime payments for our stop-lossed troops, a new education benefit for children of servicemembers killed since 9/11, and increased VA funding.

Why Army Suicides Continued to Rise in May, and What We Can Do

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The root causes of combat stress leading to suicide are three-fold, mostly out of the hands of our generals, and therefore must be addressed by the Federal government.

Help Iraq/Afghanistan Vets: Support Stop-Lossed Troops

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

The folks at the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America are working hard to get real support for the troops.If you act right now, you can help stop-lo...

Our Stop-Lossed Troops Deserve Their Overtime

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

In no other profession would an employee work overtime and not be compensated, and the same must be true of our military.

Will Our Presidential Candidates Demand A Stop To "Stop-Loss"?

Bobby Muller and Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bobby Muller and Garett Reppenhagen

Let's say you joined the military and agreed to three years of active-duty service. With "stop loss" you could get held for six months, twelve months, even as long as twenty-one months past the time of your contract.

Interview with Kimberly Peirce, Director of Stop-Loss

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Director Kimberly Pierce answers questions about her powerful film, Stop-Loss, and the cultural movement it has propelled.

Support the Stop-loss Compensation Act

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bobby Muller

Of all the abuses borne by our servicemembers since the beginning of Afghanistan and Iraq, excessive reliance on stop-loss, where tours of duty are involuntarily extended, is one of the most egregious.

Ryan Phillippe Goes Public With Abbie Cornish

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Two months after admitting it was bizarre seeing ex-wife Reese Witherspoon with Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Phillippe is quietly moving things forward in hi...

A Memorial Day Speech Obama Should Give

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Military service is a good shorthand summation of the class divide in America today. The people who serve are the sort the Obama campaign seems to be having trouble connecting with.

"Stop-Loss" Director Kimberly Peirce On The Film, Soldiers And The Youth Appeal

Huffington Post | Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

When your average American wants to learn more about an intriguing subject, chances are he or she will pick up a book or research it on Google. Not Ki...

Are Ryan Phillippe And Abbie Cornish Expecting A Child?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Double Updates Below Could Ryan Phillippe be having a third kid? He is currently a doting dad to the two kids he has with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon. N...

Ryan Phillippe Calls Reese's New Boyfriend Jake "A Good Dude"

Us | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ryan Phillippe wishes ex wife Reese Witherspoon happiness with her new beau Jake Gyllenhaal. "He's a good dude," Phillippe said on The Howard Stern S...

Ryan Phillippe: Divorce, A Bad Year & A Controversial Film

W | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

You'd think it would be easy to spot Ryan Phillippe. He's told me to meet him at the Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica. Outside, one of the heaviest rains...