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The Poem "Of A Soldier's Passing"

Peter Reynosa | Posted 05.30.2016 | Arts
Peter Reynosa

This is a poem I wrote circa 2005. It first appeared on Youtube.

Reflections for An Uneasy Memorial Day: Obama's Mystery Achievements, Trumping Dangerous Nonsense

William Bradley | Posted 05.30.2016 | Media
William Bradley

On the final Memorial Day weekend of the Obama administration, the soon to be astonishingly young ex-Commander-in-Chief has some recent successes to savor on the security front.

What You Probably Don't Know About Jimmy Stewart -- And His Son

Michael Colleary | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Michael Colleary

We remember Jimmy Stewart as the amiable Hollywood icon who appeared in many classic movies. Few Americans today know that Stewart was also a bona fide hero who served in World War II. Fewer still know that Stewart, in time, would also endure the grief of all families who lose a child to war.

Trajectory of U.S. Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap to a Possible Future in the Mideast

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Ivan Eland

During the 1960s and early 1970s, U.S. leaders somehow thought the backwater country of Vietnam was strategic and became embroiled in a tar pit. The same is true today in the Middle East.

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

Dear President Obama (And Successor): War Is War

Daniel Williams | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Daniel Williams

In a time when U.S. warplanes are bombing Syria and Iraq and the army has placed troops in both, when the U.S. is perpetually droning Yemen and Afghanistan, none dares call any of these activities what they are.

Culture Clashes in California Classrooms

Rafael Salazar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

In putting together a new framework for the state's history and social sciences curriculum, the Instructional Quality Commission of California's Department of Education has received nearly 500 pages of comments and suggestions on how to best write textbooks for K-12 students.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

Legendary Former '60 Minutes' Journalist Morley Safer Dies At 84

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.20.2016 | Media

Morley Safer, the legendary journalist who became the longest-serving reporter for CBS's "60 Minutes" news magazine, has died at 84. CBS News confirm...

Vietnam and China: Then & Now -- President Obama Goes Hanoi

Jim Laurie | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Jim Laurie

Further advances in United States-Vietnam relations will likely emerge in the next few weeks. What also seems clear is that as US-Vietnam ties grow, preventing conflict between two of Asia's oldest adversaries -- Vietnam and China -- will be a major diplomatic challenge in the years ahead.

What the Obituaries Missed About My Uncle, Dan Berrigan

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Frida Berrigan

This post was originally published by Waging Nonviolence. Father Dan Berrigan's life, legacy and gifts were celebrated at Saint Francis Xavier Church...

Surprise Reunion

Michael Putzel | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

The two men instantly recognized each other as cellmates in North Vietnam's notorious prison derisively known to its American inmates as the "Hanoi Hilton."

When Your Number Is Called

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Music is the universal language that shrinks distances between cultures. That music, when offered up by the rare artist who fabricates a stage aura of...

Because She's My Mother, That's Why

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.08.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

When my first novel was published my mother was in a midtown bookstore busily carrying stacks of it to the front display table - nobody dared to stop ...

May's the Month for Protest. Daniel Berrigan Would Agree.

Michael Winship | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

May is historically a month for protests, and first, I'd like to protest the fact that Rev. Daniel Berrigan died last weekend, just a few days shy of what would have been his 95th birthday on May 9.

If Trump Wins, Don't Blame Bernie

Les Leopold | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Bernie is the strongest candidate. Nevertheless, Hillary supporters refuse to accept this data. They are dead certain that Bernie would lose because America will never elect a socialist. They are sure (maybe a less so) that Hillary is the battle-tested warrior who will bring Trump to his knees.

Berrigan & Sheen & Churchill for One Night Only

Barry Singer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

I can only imagine what Winston Churchill would have made of Daniel Berrigan. I do find it rather poignant to recall Father Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and peace activist, who died last Saturday at 94 and whose funeral Mass is today in New York City, descending on Chartwell Booksellers, my little Winston Churchill bookshop, in April 1988 to read from his then-just-published memoir, To Dwell in Peace.

How Daniel Berrigan Helped Save My Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Jim Wallis

His critics always accused him of disorderliness, disruption, creating drama, and causing discomfort -- all of which were true. That's because he was not only a priest and a poet -- Daniel Berrigan was a prophet.

Obama Can Burnish His Legacy by Meeting With Agent Orange Victims in Vietnam

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The U.S. government has given small amounts of money to address the human victims of Agent Orange/dioxin. Much of the money has not reached the Agent Orange victims who need it so much, and the amounts allocated cannot make much of a dent in addressing the tremendous human suffering.

Vietnam Veterans Reunite 50 Years Later To Recreate Magical Photo

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.26.2016 | Good News

A half century has passed since four U.S. Marines proudly posed for a beachside snap before heading off to the Vietnam War. But the veterans managed t...

Why Forest Whitaker Is Making the UN Goals Famous

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Whitaker is right. You can see this anywhere, from America to Angola, from Argentina to Azerbaijan. As long as the goals go unmet -- whether poverty, hunger, or inequality -- we will continue to see conflict and violence manifest globally.

Welcome Back to "the World," Vietnam Vet

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
R.F. Hemphill

The Veterans Administration organized a nationwide function on the March 29 this year. The purpose was to recognize and "welcome home" all Vietnam veterans.

Two Wars, Two Veterans, Two Stories, One Friendship

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

During the past few years I became quite close to two veterans. One is a World War II veteran. The other is a Vietnam War veteran. The World War II veteran, John Tschirhart -- "the French-American" -- recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

Would Hillary Overthrow a Government Run by Bernie?

Les Leopold | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Imagine for a moment that a Bernie-like leader was elected the president of a Latin American country and that the U.S. feared he would adopt policies that were hostile to American corporate interests.

Autism Without Fear: Advice for Young, Autistic Authors

Michael John Carley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Michael John Carley

A few of us have been at this "'notable person on the spectrum writes book'-thing" for some time. And whether it's me, Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Jerry Newport, John Elder Robison, or Donna Williams...etc. I'm going to guess that we all, as oldsters, see a tremendous number of young, next-gen spectrumites who are writing, or who are seeking to write books about what life is like on the autism spectrum.