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Vietnam Chopper Pilots' New Chief

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Putzel

At the reunion banquet in Washington of the 16,000-member Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, retired Colonel Romero will become the first African-American to be elected president of the VHPA.

Is Political Correctness Really "Killing America"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The real fear of Republicans about politically correct discourse is their over-reliance on offensive language to arouse the emotions in their base of marginally-educated white males by appealing to their fear of "the other."

At the Mori Art Museum, Artist Dinh Q. Le Confronts the History of the Vietnam War

MutualArt | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Lê's works explore the splintering and fracturing of narratives, from the public discourse and mass media representations, to the artist's own perspective and the myriad and multiple personal interpretations of many other people's actual lived experience.

The Story Behind An Iconic Picture Of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

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Operation Starlight: The Little Things Count in the Big Picture

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

One of my absolutely favorite military stories, involves a simple, low-level admin screw-up, half a century ago, that had major historical consequences. It was August 1965, and American Navy and Marine forces were planning an amphibious assault on Viet Cong forces threatening the airbase under construction at Chu Lai.

Happy Birthday and RIP, Economic Opportunity Act

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

America's come a long way, baby - from helping the poor to hating them. Today, almost every bullet point above is a knee-slapper, a political pipe dream. But that doesn't take away from the courage and dignity of the Act itself.

Julian Bond, Race Man, Poet, Movement-Builder -- and Friend

Roger Hickey | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

America has lost a great leader, and many of us have lost a good friend. For those of us becoming active in the movement -- especially those of us in the South -- Julian Bond was an absolute hero.

Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The importance of an antiwar movement that refused to stand down can't be emphasized too strongly. Its refusal to shut up brought Vietnam, both literally and figuratively, to America's doorstep. It made a grim war a living (and dying) presence in American lives.

Republican Debate Shows Delusional Sabre-Rattling Foreign Policy

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Republican Party doesn't seem to understand the fact that threats to the United States originate from the actions of human beings. These human beings resort to violence when they are marginalized by society to the point where they believe that the only way to better their country is to work around the democratic system through violence.

W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

The scarring of war and poverty and racism that Malcolm X spoke of continues. It's time that students learn about the long history of activism that has challenged these deadly triplets.

One for All: The American Soldier Proves Sacrifice Is a Family Issue

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Taurel explores the many faces of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), painting a detailed portrait of the military experience which explains that when trauma strikes one, it affects all.

Hogan's Not-Heroes and Trump's Wild Card Rants

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

Clearly all of my received wisdom from a lifetime of reality and cinema was wrong. Because Donald Trump has decided that John McCain is no war hero for having spent five and a half years as a tortured guest of the North Vietnamese.

Lynne Peeples

Veterans Exposed To Toxic Chemicals Accuse VA Of Foot-Dragging

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Leslie Howe has battled two cancers -- non-Hodgkin lymphoma and prostate cancer, both of which have been linked with exposu...

Trump's Standard Conservative Playbook

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Soltz

To all those candidates losing their minds and expressing outrage at Donald Trump now - where were you then? Donald Trump's comments are sickening. But, so is the putrid selective outrage being displayed by his competitors in the primary.

Trump Finally Performs A Public Service (And Poses A Hard Question for Republicans)

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

For most of my adult life, this semi-literate, mega-rich egomaniac out of New York called Donald Trump has pretended to be an important public figure,...

Going to a 40th High School Reunion?

Ken Toltz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Toltz

So this summer I'm helping plan my 40th (!) high school reunion. That seems like an awfully big number, us George Washington Patriots would never have imagined reaching -- let alone celebrating -- back in 1975.

Obama to End Three More Wars: Vietnam and Cold War Finally Over, Civil War Next

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Put aside ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They weren't so much divisive as the American people changed their mind, once the lying stopped. Ending them was relatively easy. Obama is now taking on the tough ones. He's moving to end the Vietnam War and the Cold War and even the Civil War.

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

"Faith of Our Fathers" Tests the Patience of Even the Most Devout

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Most of it is comedic and that grates against the solemn overall purpose of the movie. When the time comes at the end of the film for the story to be taken seriously it has lost most of the interest and confidence of its audience.

The Heart of Humanity: Huge Lessons From a Small Vietnamese Village

Kristy Gustafson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Kristy Gustafson

After experiencing things from the other side, my only wish is that one day people start to wake up; that they put down the beauty magazines and switch off the E! Network; that they power down to power up, and go out into the world (even their own town) and see it for what it really is, see the people for who they really are: beautiful.

Reservists Exposed To Agent Orange After Vietnam War May Get Disability Benefits

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being expose...

Revelation of Special Forces Misuse Points Up the Need for A Hard Assessment of the Long Wars

William Bradley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It turns out that it's not only drones which are being overused in our still far too secret "long wars" around the globe. A New York Times investigation revealed over the weekend that our most famous special forces unit is being used on an amazingly ad hoc basis, with no oversight to speak of.

Republican Civil War Between Imperialists and Isolationists Has Deep Roots and Big Implications

William Bradley | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Republicans' dramatic intra-party fighting over NSA domestic surveillance, which saw the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain having to give way to the likes of young libertarian Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul and House Republicans, points up a brewing civil war on national security.

Bernie's Movement, Hillary's Challenge

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The newspeople have noticed that Bernie Sanders is attracting crowds bigger and more enthusiastic than they'd have predicted. What's happening here, they've wondered?

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Michael Sainato

These sites tell some of the stories, struggles and accomplishments of these groups that have enriched the history of the United States and endeavored a brighter future for the next generations.