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An 'Undersea Nuclear Christian Warrior' on Wheel of Fortune

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

It's "Heroes Week" on Wheel of Fortune and on Thursday's episode, it seems that one of those contestants decided to seize the opportunity to share his religious devotion with millions of TV viewers.

One Grizzled Veteran's Dream

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

On this Veteran's Day, what if we began to measure our national success and power not by our military arsenal or number of recruits, but rather by the very opposite of that?

Report: China Modernizes Navy For Potential Taiwan, US Conflict

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China has built up a sophisticated navy in preparation for a potential conflict with Taiwan, a new report from the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (...

Viva Haiti

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anne Hill

Haiti needs our help long-term. After this crisis has passed, we need to figure out how to help the people of Haiti without repeating the missteps of our ill-begotten occupation a century ago.

Make Navy Bethesda a Joint Military Installation

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Fort Myers, long a venerated Army post, is now a joint military installation. The transformation displayed extreme common sense and, by all accounts,...

New Justice Department Policy Signals Hope for Justice in Vieques

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Dropping the sovereign immunity defense in the Vieques environmental case would demonstrate the Obama administration's commitment to ending the overzealous use of national defense claims.

Joseph Christopher Rocha: Gay Sailor's Abuse To Be Reviewed By Navy

Youth Radio | Rachel Krantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After Youth Radio exposed a culture of hazing, including psychological and physical abuse, at a U.S. Navy canine unit in Bahrain, the nation's top Nav...

Reinventing The Compensation Wheel: Frustrated That Some People Make More Than You?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

It's no secret that some people earn more than others, but the gap is huge, and getting bigger every year. There have been some cool innovations designed to try to address this imbalance, but none have caught on in a big way. And now a couple of clever guys from Silicon Valley may just have reinvented the compensation wheel.

No Nukes: Obama and McCain Weigh in on Nuclear Energy

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Simran Sethi

The incongruous convergence of our fiscal meltdown, an energy crisis and the alarming velocity of climate change is challenging and scary. It requir...

Ramadan 2009: America and Islam

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

A primary factor accounting for the change and the growing recognition being given to Ramadan is the presence and vitality of a growing Muslim community.

U.S. Navy Investigates Switching To Biofuels For Fighter Jets

Yahoo! Green | Megan Treacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Navy hopes to have completed testing and approved a biofuel for use in their fighter jets by 2013 and is looking to do the same for its ships in t...

Punish the Troops: Ban Facebook in the Military

Andy Sernovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Sernovitz

Support our troops: Let them stay in touch with friends and family.

Navy Commander Accuses Miami Herald Reporter Of Sexual Harassment

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tensions between journalists and military officials are nothing new. But a bitter series of clashes between a top Navy spokesman and a Miami Herald mi...

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Acknowledges The Need To Clean Up Vieques

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson acknowledged the need to clean up the island of Vieques last week at the national convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

'Justice for Vieques': Resolutions Passed by Both Houses of Puerto Rican Legislature

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the government's twisted logic, warning people about the impending bombing that will contaminate their air, water, soil and bodies could harm these citizens more.

Obama Must Live Up to Campaign Pledge on Vieques Cleanup

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

President Obama should instruct all relevant federal agencies to live up to his stated commitment to address the health crisis in Vieques immediately, pursue an "environmentally acceptable" clean-up for Vieques, and work toward a fair and complete resolution to the ongoing litigation.

Kang Nam: US Navy Monitoring North Korean Ship, Say US Officials

AP | 9 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Veteran Stigma: "What Does My Country think of Me?"

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

The stigma that veterans face has turned into widespread employment discrimination, precisely at a time when getting a job is especially difficult.

The 1%: America Insourcing Sacrifice

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Gilfillan

Why is America insourcing sacrifice to 1% of its population when it is deemed necessary to our national security and interests?

The Few and the Proud? A Red-Band Marine Recruiting Video

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Mirvish

At a time when we are reconsidering every decision made during the Bush/Rumsfeld era, from torture to the invasion of Iraq to the speculation of addin...

FLEET WEEK 2009: NYC reminds residents of military flyover plans

AP | RICHARD PYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — The U.S. Navy marked the opening of Fleet Week 2009 on Wednesday with a flyover by six military aircraft, and the city warned residen...

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

We cannot claim to care for the poor while we turn our backs on our role in the destruction of the most basic resources our neighbors need for survival.

US Navy Detains 17 Pirates

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A team of specialized American sailors apprehended 17 suspected pirates who attacked an Egyptian merchant ship in ...

Pirates Seize German Ship Near Somalia, US Navy Says

AP | ANITA POWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Pirates have seized a German-owned ship in the pirate-infested waters between Somalia and Yemen, a U.S. Navy spokesman said Sat...

World Navies Train To Fight Pirates Off Florida Coast

AP | RON WORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. — Warships in training to fight pirates, drug smugglers and other enemies were maneuvering off Florida's Atlantic co...