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When the World Stopped to Listen

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

The music of the Beatles remains with us still, a poignant reminder that we all have a part to play in bringing about a world dedicated to peace and love.

They Gave Their Best

Pamela H. Long | Posted 07.28.2012 | Home
Pamela H. Long

The men of my father's generation were stalwart, laconic men of few illusions. Most of them had served in Korea, and many had seen combat in Vietnam as well.

One Who Represents Many

D. Robert Worley | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Memorial Day takes me back and helps put my personal and professional priorities where they properly belong. The name Michael Eugene Hoppers invariably appears front and center in my thoughts, but he represents many.

Memorial Day 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This weekend the United States celebrates Memorial Day. Sadly, for many Americans the holiday mostly marks the beginning of summer rather than a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.

Big Willie Robinson, 69, King of the Street Racers

Steve Parker | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

"Big" Willie Robinson, founder and president of the International and National Brotherhood of Street Racers, died this past Saturday. He was 69.

Memorial Day 2012: Putting a Face to the Sacrifices of So Many

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As we once again observe Memorial Day we remember and honor the more than one million American men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all our wars, including more than 6,800 from our two most recent wars -- and counting.

MIA Vietnam Soldier Laid To Rest 36 Years After Disappearance

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Every Memorial Day, I take out a scrapbook my grandmother made over 40 years ago. Each page is filled with photographs of young men I've never met. Under every face is the exhortation: WHERE IS HE? My uncle's face is on page three.

A Memorial Day Remembrance of Peace Activist Soldiers

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Doug Bradley

On Memorial Day, I remember some of the most ardent and intense peace enthusiasts I've ever known: U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Life In The Faas Lane

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

If ever there was a war defined and illuminated by photography, it was the war in Vietnam. And if ever there was a photographer who left his imprint on the unforgettable images of Vietnam, it was Horst Faas.

Policy And Practice For Women At War: A Timeline

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole and Chris Spurlock | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

A timeline of the history of women in the military highlights how official policy restrictions have lagged behind their service. Layer on the lives of...

LBJ, Two Stories

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It would be a colossal bit of hubris to suggest that Robert Caro needs any help from me in researching Lyndon Johnson's presidency from 1964-68, but I have two good stories about that period, and I'd like to get them on Huffington before the book comes out.

Finding the Face of My Muse: A Vietnam Veteran I Never Met

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

So in a few weeks when Memorial Day again rolls around, I'll raise a glass to my pen pal and say the words, "Semper Fi." And I'll be silently thanking the VVMF for its ongoing campaign to find and post photos of all who died in that conflict.

More Atrocities in Afghanistan - Why Are We Surprised?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Steve Nelson

Here we go again. Photos published several weeks ago (taken in 2010) showed U.S. soldiers displaying the corpses and body parts of alleged Afghan ins...

May 4, 1970: National Guardsmen Kill Four Students At Kent State, 'The Most Popular Murders Ever Committed in America'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Kent State is America's Tiananmen Square. The photo of a young girl kneeling over the body of a dead student is etched on our collective retinas. But all these years later, it is still hard to comprehend. There is no resolution of this tragedy.

What's Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

If there aren't enough musicians these days producing albums that will help Americans cope...we can always reach back into the vault.

Dear Daniel Ellsberg

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

When I faced a crisis of conscience, to tell what I knew because it needed to be told, coming to realize I was risking at the least my job if not jail, I remembered the Pentagon Papers from 1971 you risked the same and more to release.

Soldiers' Stories

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

What will today's veterans say about their multiple tours in Iraq or Afghanistan? How will they explain to their children and grandchildren, if they are able, why they or their friends sustained their grievous physical or mental injuries?

Closure: A Changed Point of View

John A. Anderson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
John A. Anderson

For those who continue to wrestle with war injuries, post-traumatic stress syndrome and the lingering effects of an experience that they really didn't ask for, recognition is long overdue.

You Can't Say That

Bill Zimmerman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Bill Zimmerman

Common sense solutions like these, while painfully obvious, are entirely inadmissible within mainstream political dialogue. Why is that? Why can't common sense be applied to our defense expenditures, which now are almost equal to the rest of the world combined?

Mad Men's Master Class in American Studies Rolls on to Some Mystery Dates

William Bradley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Well, that was one of the spookier Mad Men episodes, complete with not one but two dream sequences. As always, there be some spoilers ahead discussing this episode, the aptly titled "Mystery Date."

Hey, Mad Men: You Don't Salute Indoors

William Astore | Posted 06.09.2012 | TV
William Astore

If Mad Men wants to critique the military and the Vietnam War as being disreputable and dishonest, so be it. But at least they could get the details right.

Mad Men: Whose Side Is Time On, Anyway?

William Bradley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The roar of generational change got ever louder in this week's Mad Men, so much so that Roger Sterling plaintively wondered when things will go back to normal.

Mad Men (Finally) Returns: Worth the Wait?

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Fortunately, Woodstock is still a long ways off. And the Summer of Love is, too (along with San Francisco), though it's just over a year away in the Mad Men universe. But the rumblings of change -- in this case racial change and generational change -- are getting much louder.

What Is It Like To Go To War?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

Last week we announced our latest book club pick, Karl Marlantes' spiritual and psychological battle novel, "What It Is Like To Go To War," and since ...

Astoria Characters: The Survivor Who Speaks Her Mind

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

An unexpected lump in Anna Kril's left breast gave her a crash course in cancer survival. Spunky and savvy, she was appalled at the lack of resources in Queens for breast cancer sufferers like herself.