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Talking With Mike Gordon, Jonny Two Bags, Seventh Key's Billy Greer and Jimbo Mathus, Plus a Loreena McKennitt Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's probably so many different kinds of albums we could have made, because they were all just little snippets, just moments, some of them maybe implied a song and some were just a lick. But I got all excited and I thought, 'We've got to keep doing this.' ... Some people go to an amusement park, we go sit in a room with guitars."

Sgt Micah Turner: The Boy With the Green Hair

Sandi Bachom | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

In 1948, there was an odd film called "The Boy With the Green Hair." At the time, I really didn't know what it was about, or even what an allegory was, but I had a massive little girl crush on Dean Stockwell.

What Is a Warrior?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Warrior, the new film from Gavin O'Connor, couldn't be more fitting for the times we live in.

AWOL Soldier Condemned 2009 Fort Hood Shootings

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WACO, Texas — Coolly defiant, Pfc. Naser Abdo shouted "Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009!" as he was led out of the courtroom Friday, an apparent homag...

Ben Muessig

AWOL Soldier Arrested With Weapons, Explosives, Planned Fort Hood Attack, Authorities Allege

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

Less than two years after an Army officer killed 13 people in a shooting attack on Fort Hood, police have arrested an AWOL soldier with weapons and ex...

AWOL Soldier Returns On Veterans Day

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — AWOL soldier Jeff Hanks said he walked away from the Army in the middle of a deployment to Afghanistan because his problems w...

If Democrats Want to Inspire Voters, They Should Take Their Cues From Candidate Obama

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The only thing the president seems to have any passion for these days is lashing out at liberal critics -- not creating jobs, or protecting Social Security, or delivering on any of his campaign promises.

Army: Rapes Up 236%, Child and Spousal Abuse Up 177%

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

The number of sex offenses by active duty soldiers more than tripled -- from 302 in 2001 to more than 1,000 in 2009.

Army Report: AWOLs Up 234%

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

After seven years of war in Iraq and nearly a decade in Afghanistan, American soldiers are increasingly unwilling to risk their lives for unpopular wars with an unclear path to victory.

Alert Issued For 17 Afghan Military AWOL In Texas

AP | MICHELLE ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. military investigators are asking law enforcement nationwide to be on the lookout for Afghan military members who went AWOL w...

Dan Rather Wins Big Round In CBS/Bush National Guard AWOL Case

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Dan Rather won't let go of his 2007 lawsuit against CBS. There's a reason. He's holding a decent hand, and he's got sticktoitiveness.

Warehousing Soldiers in the Homeland

Dahr Jamail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dahr Jamail

For soldiers who have gone AWOL and then voluntarily turned themselves in or were forcibly returned, detention conditions here in Echo Platoon serve to reinforce the inescapability of their situation.

Refusing to Comply: The Tactics of Resistance in an All-Volunteer Military

Dahr Jamail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dahr Jamail

In addition to small numbers of outright public refusals to deploy or redeploy, troops are going absent without official leave (AWOL) between deployments, and actual desertions may once again be on the rise.

"The Great American Detour"

Current TV’s “Vanguard” | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Current TV’s “Vanguard”

This summer, I took a road trip across the country to see what's really on the minds of young Americans at this critical moment in American history. ...

Legalized Murder

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Remember the wars, everyone? I know, it's easy to get distracted with all of this talk about pigs and lipstick, but in Iraq and Afghanistan, the killi...

Ad Suggestion For Obama -- McCain AWOL On GI Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time to fight fire with fire -- point out McCain's most embarassing votes, and paint him as an extremist or a party hack while doing so. Also paint him as anti-middle-class.