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The Draft

Why My Sons, Not Your Daughters?

Sarah Smiley | Posted 02.12.2016 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

The purpose of Selective Service is to make a draft fair and equitable among those who can serve in the military. Now that women can serve in combat roles, an opportunity for which many fought tirelessly, a draft that does not include them can never be "fair and equitable."

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.

The Draft: Missing in the Inadequate Debate Over the Ongoing Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

John Geyman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

Adding a potential draft to the equation will ignite the kind of debate we need and provide an opportunity for all Americans to become involved in this decision -- much better than listening to the generals in the Pentagon and to those related to the military-industrial complex who profit from all this bloodshed.

The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

James Baker Backs Reinstating The Draft

US News And World Report | Paul Bedard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel, Congress's lone champion of reinstating the military draft, can count on another Korean War-era vet for support: Republican James...

Generation Jones: Our Time is Now

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

We're known as the forgotten generation or the generation caught in the middle. We tend to eschew extremes and seek common ground and practical solutions to problems.