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West Point To Investigate Whether Prayer After Football Game Violated Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 09.08.2016 | Sports

The U.S. Military Academy is investigating whether a prayer led by a football team staff member after a game last weekend violated players’ religiou...

Courage Under Fire: West Point Cadets Show America the Meaning of Leadership

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

Photo Courtesy New York Times Last week the United States Military Academy at West Point launched an inquiry into the conduct of 16 African-American ...

Women Wearing Hats: Celebrating Margaret Corbin

Kim Dramer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Kim Dramer

A heroine of the American Revolution, Margaret Cochran Corbin was the first woman to take a soldier's part in the fight for independence. She saw action during the Battle of Fort Washington, and was captured in the crushing American defeat on November 16, 1776.

The Living, Racist Ghosts of West Point

Charles Clymer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Charles Clymer

As a white male who served in the military as an enlisted soldier and later attended West Point, I can say, without a doubt, that nothing in this photo says "I hate white people."

Black Women At West Point In Hot Water Over Raised Fists In Photo

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.10.2016 | Black Voices

UPDATE: May 10 -- West Point Academy will not take any punitive action against the 16 black female cadets who posed in a photograph with raised fists,...

"Riven" With "Rifts," the New York Times' Front Page Reflects a Troubled Planet

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Despite its legions of Page One editors, copy editors, proofreaders and support staff, the Gray Lady proceeded to fetishize conflict by using the words "rift" or "riven" in the headline or lead paragraph, actually the lead clause, in four of the stories on today's front page.

How Coach K Started One Of The Military's Most Important Bromances

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

HONOLULU -- This week, two four-star generals -- the highest rank in the U.S. Army -- hugged it out on a sunny lawn in Honolulu. There are only 13 act...

Our Military Shouldn't Turn Its Back on Servicewomen Who Need an Abortion

Ellen Haring | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
Ellen Haring

How the U.S. military restricts servicewomen from accessing abortion on military bases is a discriminatory scandal.

We Learned What's Important From Our Stepfather

Brigitte Cutshall | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Brigitte Cutshall

You are never really prepared emotionally when someone passes away. My stepfather, Jean-Luc, died at the age of 64 from a massive heart attack just over a week ago. My mom heard a big crash in the basement where he was working out.

Challenge Extremism Together

Evan Ryan | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Evan Ryan

We are always looking for innovative ways to engage new audiences, and the hundreds of brilliant university students participating in P2P are helping us achieve that goal. I look forward to seeing next semester's final projects and the great ideas that this program continues to inspire.

European Horizons Represented at the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs in West Point Military Academy

European Horizons | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
European Horizons

Andrey Sazonov, President European Horizons Chapter at the University of Iowa Every year the United States Military Academy at West Point hosts a Stu...

The Republican Anti-Enlightenment Express Rolls On In Another Goofy Debate

William Bradley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Media
William Bradley

So, another Republican presidential debate brings more confirmation of what the Republican Party has become. It's probably the most reactionary major conservative party of any in the advanced industrial world.

An Open Letter to Ben Carson @HuffPostBlog

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The fact that you're now getting battered in the press is no one's fault but your own. I'm sorry Doc, but lies matter. And they matter big time when you're running for president. You're on the hot seat now for sure.

Ben Carson and West Point's "Full Scholarship"

Robert Shireman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Shireman

In the kerfuffle over presidential candidate Ben Carson's claim that he was admitted to West Point, the news media have pointed out that the "full scholarship" part of his story adds even more confusion because, as the New York Times story today put it, "Technically, West Point does not offer scholarships. It is free." Actually, no, West Point and the other military academies are not free, technically or otherwise.

Academy Graduates: Open Combat Roles to Women

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton | Posted 09.23.2016 | Women
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton

Sixty graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis recently signed this letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in response to the Marine Corps's requests to keep some of their units closed to women.

At West Point, Annual Pillow Fight Becomes Weaponized

The New York Times | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pill...

West Point Prof Argued 'Treasonous' Scholars Can Be Treated As The Enemy

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

A professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has resigned in the wake of a controversial article in which he made the case for targeted atta...

Why the War on Terror is Failing

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Not only has the United States failed to blunt terrorism, Islamic State and radical hegemony, it has made them worse. Indeed, the foreign terror attacks so many Americans live in fear of have morphed into Americans themselves committing terror attacks. That is not progress.

70 Years of Military Mediocrity

William J. Astore | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
William J. Astore

Two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson's points were plain and clear: While this country desired peace, it had to be prepared to wage war; and yet the more it avoided resorting to raw military power, the more it would prosper. Have America's military officers learned these lessons?

New York Man Arrested In Attack On Gay West Point Couple

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New York City man has been arrested in connection with a bias attack in lower Manhattan against the first gay couple to...

Ferguson Black Lives Matter, Oath Keepers Fight as One

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Black Lives Matter movement needs to continue nonviolent civil disobedience to evoke the change it seeks to fight for. Tying BLM to a potentially violent movement, however politically convenient this may be over the short-term, would delegitimize BLM.

Anti-Gay Attacker Is No Match For West Point Couple

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A same-sex couple came face to face with hate in New York City on Sunday. West Point Military Academy graduates Larry Lennox-Choate and his husband, ...

My Little Coin Collector Helps March Of Dimes Give Babies A Healthy Start In Life

Jill Teeters | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Jill Teeters

I love holding the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin in my hand. For me, it symbolizes holding a bit of our past, along with our future. We hope that every family in America buys at least one of those coins. Think about that impact and how together we can conquer preterm birth.

Baltimore Artist Creates Beautifully Bold School Murals In Liberia, Now Ebola-Free

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News

A damaged school in post-Ebola Liberia is receiving a fresh start -- in part -- through art. David Cogdill, a Baltimore street artist, has worked ...

Another Way to Serve

Rob Taub | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Rob Taub

(John O'Connor [left] at a ceremony conducted at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.) Most of us have a story about 9/11 and John O'C...