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Here's What Convinced A Famous Band To Finally Change Their Offensive Name

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.19.2016 | Entertainment

In April of this year, the band Viet Cong finally changed their name, choosing the far more innocuous Preoccupations as their new moniker. This follow...

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens An Old Nostalgia and New Ideas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The new Star Wars film represents not so much a new hope as an old hope renewed. Or, since it's still the case that so few have actually seen the film, it represents the hope of an old hope renewed.

The My Lai Massacre: Legacy of Body Count Diplomacy

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

April 30th was the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. There were times during my adolescence this war dominated my thoughts. I still think about...

An Old Soldier Says No

Jim Calio | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Jim Calio

I caught the eye of one of the men that my guide had been talking to. I smiled, but he didn't He just shook his head, very subtly, but it was unmistakable. The war was not over for this Vietnamese veteran.

A Warrior's Battle with God

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Sid Shachnow prides himself on his strategy, leadership and skill in warfare, with very good reason. He talks confidently about his life in the military, but there is one battle he concedes he never won -- his battle with God.

Gale Force Winds of History Hit Mad Men, Which Still Finds the Time for Some Obvious Practical Lessons

William Bradley | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

This was a workmanlike episode, Mad Men moving some plot elements further into place, another chapter in Matt Weiner's novel for television, with some deft direction from series star Jon Hamm.

Film Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan has us moving to the edge of our seats as our minds retreat into a dark past. It's a gripping tale about a ghost that has lived for 43 years. It's Vietnam.

Is Obama's AfPak Strategy Actually Working?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

While there are many things that would be good to do in Afghanistan, there is only one thing that we have to do: Deny it as an operational base for Al Qaeda or other transnational jihadists.

What a Difference Two Months Makes As the Fate of Obama's Presidency Plays Out Far From Washington

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

While all the attention was on Obama's State of the Union address, an event of far greater relevance to the fate of his presidency played out not in Washington, but in London.

Afghanistan -- Winning Lessons from Vietnam

John Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Graham

The collapse of US efforts in Vietnam was made inevitable by the pervasive corruption and incompetence of a succession of governments in South Vietnam -- and here lies the lesson for Afghanistan.