I am a liberal Democrat who is opposed to the War in Afghanistan, was against the War in Iraq, and protested against the Vietnam War years ago. I guess you could call me a pacifist. But I love watching the Army-Navy game.
The military operates by emphasizing a "team" identity, and this is why concerns about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" are irrelevant. You sign away your own beliefs when you join and adopt those regulated by the service.
The president claims to want credible ideas. He must take a look at the Schakowsky deficit reduction plan alongside the Commission's and decide which one will benefit and speak for middle class America.
Glenn Beck recently promoted an idea straight out of the Paris Commune of 1871, an idea considered by the Commune to be a necessary stepping stone in the transition from capitalism to socialism to communism.
Each year nearly 150,000 individuals separate from the military, many of whom retain their desire to provide service to people in need anywhere around the world. These veterans represent a tremendous untapped resource.
As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.
Beneath the pomp and splendor of Obama's journey through Asia has lurked a far tawdrier vision -- of a much weakened president presiding over a much weakened superpower, both looking somewhat desperately for succor abroad.