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Congress Approves Measure On Lying About Medals

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lying about receiving a military medal could become a crime, under a bill headed to the president's desk. The Stolen Valor Act cleared ...

The Olympics and Peri-Pathetics

John Brown | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
John Brown

As we in recent days are being bombarded with Olympic images of the glorification of physically-pushed/exhausted "winners," I have a modest proposal for the next Olympics for NBC's sport broadcasts to the world.

Lolo Jones Is More Interesting Without A Medal

Salon | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

Jim McKay used to say that every day at the Olympics gave you something to cheer and to cry about. I don't know if Lolo Jones cried last night after f...

Creating Olympic Heroes

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

It was always the memory of those athletes that helped me persevere through hard times and push past insurmountable obstacles -- and believe me, there were many. And ten years later, I was walking into my own Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

The Price of Sacrifice

David Isenberg | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Since advocates argue that of private contractors frequently act just as meritoriously and valorously as regular military personnel, excluding contractors from receiving medals means contractors are not seen as part of an honored class.

Rare Medal Awarded To Soldier Who Saved Comrades From Drowning

Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

Former Staff Sgt. Matt Blain joined an elite group of soldiers when he was awarded with the rare 'Soldier's Medal' for heroism Saturday. Blain rece...

Colonel Khadafy Medals

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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A Salute to the Mothers of Freedom

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

My mother Gloria was married to a military man. She moved her family 22 times in 31 years, over three continents, through three wars.

Accused Military Fake Steven Burton Charged: Man Allegedly Wore Unearned medals To Class Reunion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — A Palm Springs man who was never in the military has been charged with wearing the Navy's highest honor. Federal prosecu...

God And Man At The Olympics

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

When athletes point to the sky after winning an event and give all praise to God, are they just giving credit where credit is due? Or are they confusing personal glory with what really matters?

Going for the Horizontal Gold

Patricia Draznin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patricia Draznin

Even for the most seasoned horizontal channel surfer, this task demands Olympian endurance achieved only through years of spectator-training.