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Oh Mercy Me, I Do Declare, I Have the Vapors

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Certainly one can rightly honor the bravery of fallen soldiers no matter whether they wore blue or grey. But honoring the man's bravery or military insights is not equivalent to honoring the cause for which he fought. The cause championed by the South should cover every American with shame.

Fourth Of July Just Isn't Fourth Of July Without ______________.

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

It's the Fourth of July, America's birthday! What Fourth of July traditions do you pledge allegiance to keep alive this year? From waving the flag ...

Stars and Stripes Forever?

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Yes, this piece, celebrating Napoleon's retreat from Russia, has become the unofficial anthem of our most celebrated celebration. The public would forgo Sousa, John Williams and Gershwin but take away Peter Ilyich and all muskets would break out.

Diablo Ballet Does Balanchine and Modern Urban Nightmares

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.05.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Tina Kay Bohnstedt's new work From Another Time was a mysterious, absorbing glimpse into a dream world, set to a plaintive piano score composed and played live by local pianist Justin Levitt.

Esquire's Navy SEAL Story Skipped Key Details, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Esquire's interview with the Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden is under fire for a questionable segment surrounding the military service m...

Super Bowl XLVII: Hoping Rush Limbaugh Is Wrong

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Americans saw our troops at 4 a.m. Afghanistan time standing at attention while our national anthem was sung in balmy New Orleans and while a driving snowstorm was battering their tents at Camp Courage.

Nuclear Sub Crew 'Drunk Out Of Their Minds'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2013 | World

A hearing into a drunk sailor's fatal shooting of an officer aboard a British submarine cast an eye toward the entire crew's alleged drinking habits. ...

Election Day and Veterans Day: Time to Make the Connection

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Behind each of these statistics is a human story. These stories and our individual veterans must not be ignored. The plight of our post-9/11 veterans is a ticking time bomb and a national tragedy.

When Debt Collectors Attack (Disabled American War Heroes)

Adam Levin | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

When it comes to scandalous behavior by debt collectors, I thought I'd heard it all. Still, the case of war veteran Michael Collier is a new low and paints a clear picture of a truly ugly nook in the financial services industry.

Washington's Arms and the Stars and Stripes -- Believe!

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
John Tepper Marlin

The American Heraldry Society has worked itself into a lather about the claim that the Washington coat of arms inspired the Stars and Stripes. It argues that records on the design for the American flag don't support this belief.

Marlantes Has Earned The Right To Speak Hard Truths

Terri Barnes | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Terri Barnes

Our current HuffPost Book Club pick is "What It Is Like To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes. We are talking about different aspects of the military experi...

Christian Air Force Officer Vows to Violate Military Regulations if DADT is Repealed

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Saying that his "commitment to [his] God supersedes [his] commitment to the DOD," Air Force Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey has publicly vowed to violate military regulations and his oath to the U.S. Constitution if DADT is repealed.

WATCH: RELIGIOUS ART: In Gods We Trust. Nick Walker's Iconic, Controversial Art

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Amongst a life-size model of a woman dressed in a 'stars-and-stripes' burka, human hearts half buried in sand and children chiseling away at an edible...

Here's Why Stamps Are a National Treasure

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

As we increasingly communicate by e-mail, we are losing something special that we take for granted--these delightful pieces of miniature artwork that commemorate our American heritage.

Stars and Stripes Over La Quinta, California

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Giles Slade

I am not one of those Canadians whose nationalism is accompanied by knee jerk anti-Americanism. I don't need to hate America to feel Canadian.

Three Generals Put New Twist on March Madness

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Thankfully, Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen are taking the repeal of DADT very seriously. It's time for these Generals to get over March Madness and start playing "Follow the Leader."

American Flag Protocol: Stars and Stripes Forever

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Does anyone look at the American flag in the same way since September 11? Now, it's even more important not to take the stars and stripes for granted.

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

Stars & Stripes Editor: Paper Used To Be "Tame," "Boring," But Now We're Becoming "Aggressive" With Pentagon

Forbes.com | Rebecca Buckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For many years, this has been a pretty tame newspaper and, frankly, pretty boring. There is a tradition here of people pulling their punches when it c...

Reigniting America's Human Rights Mojo

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

In Cairo, President Obama rightly said that the U.S. should not be in the business of imposing democracy, but can we be indifferent to those who seek to embrace it?

Army Bans Stars and Stripes Reporter from Embedding with Unit in Mosul

Stars and Stripes | Stars and StripesMideast Edition, Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Asserting that Stars and Stripes "refused to highlight" good news in Iraq that the U.S. military wanted to emphasize, Army officials have barred a Str...