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The Military Uniform: From Privilege To Prop

Mark Carpowich | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Mark Carpowich

For today's troops, finding ways to cash in on the uniform isn't just a job, it's an adventure. Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the boldness with which abuse is routinely carried out is the fact that no one seems to mind, including the taxpayers footing the bill for the grift.

Fifty Shades of Penises

Greg White | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg White

Seeing a lot of penises is probably on every gay man's bucket list, and even heterosexual men like to check out the competition. I'm sure that a group shower is the birthplace of both athlete's foot and penis envy.

The Warrior Queen: 10 Things You Can't See in This Photo

Darryle Pollack | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Darryle Pollack

It's worth a thousand words for sure. You can tell a lot just by looking at it. But not everything. Here's 10 things this picture won't tell you.

Lynne Peeples

Supreme Court Decision Outrages Pollution Victims, Environmental Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green

"Ludicrous." "Unconscionable." "A slap in the face." A Supreme Court ruling on Monday in favor of a corporation accused of contaminating a North C...

Congress Helps End Decade-Long Land Dispute

AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps and off-road vehicle enthusiasts will share a rugged patch of desert near the military base at Twen...

Once a Marine... Now a Spartan

Greg White | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Greg White

It's good to be alive. Recently, as I boarded a bus in Malibu to compete in one of those Spartan Races, memories of arriving at Parris Island to join the Marine Corps popped into my head. The Spartan Race is as challenging as any USMC event.

Military Makes Some Progress In Preventing Suicide

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among Army National Guard and Reserve members increased last year, even as the number of active-duty troops across the mi...

Semper Fi

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

So it was, on the day set aside for fathers and their children, Marc went home to be with his dad, where this time the Marine stood waiting for his son. Semper Fi.

Common Indecency: Bathroom Etiquette

Greg White | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

In a world where privacy has been flushed down the drain, we need to hold on to bathroom etiquette as our last bastion for common decency.

FedEx: The Man, the Company, the Motto

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Dorian de Wind

When all the news is doom and gloom, as it is these days with respect to Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria and so many other places and faces, it does the ...

Chuck Hagel Praises Marines' Progress

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognized the Marine Corps on Thursday for achieving a...

Asia-Pacific Pivot: A New Cold War (Just Not the One You Think)

William Bradley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Who would win in a hot war between Japan and China? The more limited the scope of the engagement, the better the chance for Japan to prevail. While China has more ships and planes, Japan has better ships and planes, with more maneuvering experience.

Marine Corps To Retry Sergeant In Iraq War Case

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps has decided to retry a sergeant whose murder conviction from the Iraq war has been overturned twice by military co...

Marine Who Guarded FDR Dies At 93

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Dante J. Orsini Sr., a former Marine who guarded President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his "Day of Infamy" speech af...

A Sailor's Dying Wish

Jennie Haskamp | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Jennie Haskamp

Bud started to cry before the doors of the van opened. He'd been oohing and pointing at the cyclic rate as we approached the pier, but when we slowed down and Mandy said, 'They're all here for you, Bud,' he was overwhelmed.

Marines Killed At Pendleton Carried Out Most Dangerous Job In Corps

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The job is one of the most dangerous in the Marine Corps. The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at ...

Distractions and Confidence: The Rot of the Present vs. the Root in the Past

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

In the big world beyond the vastly expensive Beltway sandbox of vicious political ping pong and hyper-partisan gamesmanship, China's official press agency is using the debacle to call for "a de-Americanized world."

Homeland Is Back With a New Index of Our Post-9/11 Unease and Dysfunction

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

All of a sudden, in a rush -- though not so spectacular a Rush as the outstanding racing drama which went wide across the U.S. over the weekend -- Homeland is on a dramatically new course. Not just different, not a return to Season 1, as most of the characters are in very different places, but new.

Report Shows Taliban Attack Could Have Been Prevented

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. commanders at a base in Afghanistan where two Marines were killed in a surprise insurgent attack last year had ...

Hagel's Productive Asia-Pacific Tour

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
William Bradley

While the Obama Administration is in the surreal situation of suddenly mounting its biggest congressional lobbying effort since national health care on behalf of missile and bombing raids against Syria, it's important not to lose site of a more coherent aspect of the president's geopolitics.

Marine Website Hacked

AP | Associated Press | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Marine Corps spokesman says the Marines' recruiting website was tampered with and redirected temporarily, but no information was ...

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes In Okinawa

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

TOKYO — A U.S. military helicopter crashed Monday at an American base on the southern island of Okinawa, and all four crew members are believed ...

The United States Marine Corps Officially Declares 'Lack of Spiritual Faith' as a Sign of Instability

Blake Page | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Blake Page

"Lack or loss of spiritual faith" is included in a list of risk indicators for use by "leaders at all levels" to "identify and address risky behavior or events that may lead to risky behavior, as soon as possible."

Memorial Day: It's What We Do When the Bagpipes End

Jacob Wood | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Jacob Wood

Over the course of four years in the Marine Corps, two combat tours, nearly forty comrades killed in action, and eight dead by their own hand, I have heard "Amazing Grace" emotionally played on bagpipes too many times for a man who has only just turned thirty.

California Gets a New Democrat: Defection of Recent Rising Star Among Latest Signs of Further GOP Decline

William Bradley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the strangest things about California over the past decade is how little impact Arnold Schwarzenegger's two landslide wins for the governorship had on the Republican Party.