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The Army-Navy Game: Transcending Sports and Politics

PhillyPhanatics.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
PhillyPhanatics.com

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.

Afghan Public Opinion Turns Sharply Against US Forces

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

First the good news: U.S. forces are still more popular in Afghanistan than Osama bin Laden. Fully 6 percent of respondents in a new poll expressed a ...

WATCH: Gen. Shelton To Jon Stewart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

General Hugh Shelton, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001 of the United States, spoke to Jon Stewart last night abou...

I'm Asking and I'm Telling

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Nothing is more embarrassing than watching the news with all these old men bandying about the words "gay" and "homosexual." The possible repeal of Don...

Poll: Afghans Lose Confidence In U.S., NATO

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than a quarter of Afghans see insurgent attacks against American troops as justified, according to a poll release...

Afghan Families Speak Of Loved Ones Killed By U.S. Soldiers

nytimes.com | TAIMOOR SHAH and ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Mullah Allah Dad, a poppy farmer and the mullah of a hamlet of just 15 homes in Kandahar Province, the end came quickly. He was sipping tea when h...

Controversial U.S. Military Bases Not In Iraq Or Afghanistan

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Thailand -- If you spin a globe and randomly point to a country, there's a one-in-five chance the U.S. military runs a piece of the nation un...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Needs to Come Out of the Closet

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

The United States should be honored to have any individual willing to put their life on the line, whether they're gay or straight.

It's the Military, Stupid! Demeaning Service Members for Political Gain

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

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.

National Security Experts vs. Forces of Delay

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The New START treaty should be a no-brainer: it's a renewal of a treaty originally negotiated by Ronald Reagan and it will make America safer.

Deficit Commission Member Rep. Jan Schakowsky Offers a Better Plan

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

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.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

iCasualties Founder Tallies Death After Others Move On

The New York Times | NOAM COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Without exactly trying, iCasualties has become a cog in the reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan. Local newspapers like The Poughkeepsie Journal of New...

American Leadership

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kober

We should follow Washington's advice, avoid permanent alliances, and concentrate on once again becoming a model worthy of imitation.

Glenn Beck Promotes Socialism to West Point Cadets

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

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.

All-In For The DREAM Act

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

By passing the DREAM Act, we have an opportunity during this lame-duck session to make a down payment on the immigration reform voters want, our country deserves, and our leaders have promised.

Engaging Our Nation's Greatest Untapped Resource

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

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.

For Indian Americans, Honoring Veteran's Day Signifies Service, Patriotism

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

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.

Celebrate or Salivate: What Does Your Veteran's Day Look Like?

Lori Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lori Bell

What is this day of honoring Vets really all about? Do we really celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of veterans or salivate at the opportunity to increase a bottom line?

Obama in Asia: Meeting American Decline Face to Face

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juan Cole

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.

Veterans Day 2010: Honoring Those Who Serve In Chicago And Suburbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, the United States is honoring nearly 3 million veterans who served their country. Veterans Day started back in November 1919 when President Wi...

Remembering Generosity and Commitment this Veterans Day

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

When I was a young captain at the Air Force Academy, I had the honor of escorting two general officers, Lieutenant General Devol "Rock" Brett and Brig...

DADT Must End This Congress -- National Security Has Been Hurt

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

As the U.S. continues to face dangerous enemies from all corners of the globe, it makes no sense to turn away from service qualified, able and willing volunteers for our nation's military.

Bill Maher: Let's Fix Nuke 'Glitch' Before Next Regime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last month the U.S. military lost communication with 50 nuclear missiles due to what the Pentagon said was a "hardware glitch." On this week's "Rea...

Gen. James Amos, Marines New Leader, Wants 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Kept In Place

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy...