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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Needs to Come Out of the Closet

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

The United States should be honored to have any individual willing to put their life on the line, whether they're gay or straight.

It's the Military, Stupid! Demeaning Service Members for Political Gain

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

The military operates by emphasizing a "team" identity, and this is why concerns about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" are irrelevant. You sign away your own beliefs when you join and adopt those regulated by the service.

National Security Experts vs. Forces of Delay

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The New START treaty should be a no-brainer: it's a renewal of a treaty originally negotiated by Ronald Reagan and it will make America safer.

Deficit Commission Member Rep. Jan Schakowsky Offers a Better Plan

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The president claims to want credible ideas. He must take a look at the Schakowsky deficit reduction plan alongside the Commission's and decide which one will benefit and speak for middle class America.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

iCasualties Founder Tallies Death After Others Move On

The New York Times | NOAM COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Without exactly trying, iCasualties has become a cog in the reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan. Local newspapers like The Poughkeepsie Journal of New...

American Leadership

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kober

We should follow Washington's advice, avoid permanent alliances, and concentrate on once again becoming a model worthy of imitation.

Glenn Beck Promotes Socialism to West Point Cadets

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Glenn Beck recently promoted an idea straight out of the Paris Commune of 1871, an idea considered by the Commune to be a necessary stepping stone in the transition from capitalism to socialism to communism.

All-In For The DREAM Act

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

By passing the DREAM Act, we have an opportunity during this lame-duck session to make a down payment on the immigration reform voters want, our country deserves, and our leaders have promised.

Engaging Our Nation's Greatest Untapped Resource

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

Each year nearly 150,000 individuals separate from the military, many of whom retain their desire to provide service to people in need anywhere around the world. These veterans represent a tremendous untapped resource.

For Indian Americans, Honoring Veteran's Day Signifies Service, Patriotism

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.

Celebrate or Salivate: What Does Your Veteran's Day Look Like?

Lori Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lori Bell

What is this day of honoring Vets really all about? Do we really celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of veterans or salivate at the opportunity to increase a bottom line?

Obama in Asia: Meeting American Decline Face to Face

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juan Cole

Beneath the pomp and splendor of Obama's journey through Asia has lurked a far tawdrier vision -- of a much weakened president presiding over a much weakened superpower, both looking somewhat desperately for succor abroad.

Veterans Day 2010: Honoring Those Who Serve In Chicago And Suburbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, the United States is honoring nearly 3 million veterans who served their country. Veterans Day started back in November 1919 when President Wi...

Remembering Generosity and Commitment this Veterans Day

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

When I was a young captain at the Air Force Academy, I had the honor of escorting two general officers, Lieutenant General Devol "Rock" Brett and Brig...

DADT Must End This Congress -- National Security Has Been Hurt

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

As the U.S. continues to face dangerous enemies from all corners of the globe, it makes no sense to turn away from service qualified, able and willing volunteers for our nation's military.

Bill Maher: Let's Fix Nuke 'Glitch' Before Next Regime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last month the U.S. military lost communication with 50 nuclear missiles due to what the Pentagon said was a "hardware glitch." On this week's "Rea...

Gen. James Amos, Marines New Leader, Wants 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Kept In Place

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy...

Broadway's Merchant of Venice Re-Ignites My Jewish Identity Crisis

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Had Shylock been a person's first exposure to a Jew, should they be crucified for thinking he was a devilish creature?

Iraqi Citizens Angry With U.S. Combat Troop Withdrawal Amid Current Living Conditions

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

But the rosy "rebranding" of the conflict, as some have called it, is hardly playing well in the bazaars of Baghdad and other embattled cities and tow...

Should the U.S. Military Be Promoting and Endorsing Glenn Beck?

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Glenn Beck's continual contemptuous statements against the President of the United States is obviously inappropriate as a programming choice for both facilities on military bases and airing on the American Forces Network.

Delivering Innovative Technology Solutions to the Warfighter, Even in Lean Times

David Melcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Melcher

Proposing and designing expensive new systems may no longer be realistic for the aerospace and defense industry. Instead, providing advancement and affordable new directions for proven technologies will be the key to success.

Believing Anita... and our Servicewomen

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Natelson

Like many civil rights advocates, I have been sorely tempted to celebrate the death--once lingering but now tantalizingly imminent--of the military's ...

Hiring Military Veterans is Good Business

Bill Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Whitmore

If your company's diversity recruiting strategy fails to include military veterans, you are missing out on working with some of our country's most out...

Department Of Defense Accepting Openly Gay Applicants

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department said Tuesday that it is accepting openly gay recruits, but is warning applicants they might not be allowed t...