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America's Shame and Our Blame

George Mitrovich | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

If you believe wars can be fought by your neighbor's children, but not by your own, you are morally bankrupt -- which means we have a nation of largely bankrupt people.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. In 2013, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the dream of our gun-slain prophet of nonviolence, let us truly hear and follow rather than just celebrate him. Now is the time to free ourselves from the plague of gun violence which has taken over 1.3 million American lives since Dr. King and Robert Kennedy's assassinations in 1968. This is twice the loss of life than all American battle casualties in all the major wars we have fought since our nation began.

Shaping DoD Policy by Giving a Voice to Bereaved Military Families

Cilla McCain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Cilla McCain

The Department of Defense has approved a groundbreaking study examining the unique grieving process of survivors. Maybe this is a positive step toward building a stronger military community and a stronger nation as a whole.

'Where Is America's Concern That We're Still At War?'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Lisa Freeman was cradling her 6-day-old grandson in her left arm and watching the news on her iPad while her daughter and son-in-law caught some much-...

Standing Up for All the Fallen

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

We should respect each other's commitment to community and country. There is no reason why we cannot stand up for all the fallen, so that Memorial Day will honor all those who gave their lives in the service of their neighbors as well as their nation.

CA Leads Nation With This DARK Statistic

2012-04-30-small.png | Posted 04.30.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of the Center for Investigative Reporting. By G. W. Schulz When Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas Johnson’s Black Hawk helicop...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Do something for our military personnel or to honor and remember those who have served. Here are five recommendations and tips on easy ways to make a difference on Memorial Day.

Hushing Up Civilian Casualties Investigations in Afghanistan

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

The detention of journalists for trying to provide an independent voice on security incidents in Afghanistan undermines Western governments' otherwise positive efforts to support free media there in the past 10 years.

The Three-Fifths PMC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

Private military supporters frequently argue that using contractors is less costly than using regular military forces. Let's say it is true. Is that a good thing? No. Here is why.

One November's Dead: The American War Dead Disappear Into the Darkness

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

The American dead have, it seems, like the war they are now fighting, generally gone into the dustbin of news coverage.

A Dramatic Look At Life-Saving Medics In Afghanistan

AP/The Huffington Post | BRENNAN LINSLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (AP) — It was pushing dusk when the call came: "One Category Alpha." The voice crackled over the radio, urgent but...

It's Always a Bad Year to Get Out of Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

2010-06-06-soldier.jpg After 104 months of war, the last 12 of which saw the U.S. triple the number of troops in Afghanistan, attempted terror attacks against our country are at an all-time high.

Questioning Our Memorial Day Script

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

The state must honor those who have died for its causes quite solemnly, and it must encourage its citizens to honor the dead.

Cheney Should Remember -- Really Remember -- Our Fallen Troops

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

If today were any day other than Memorial Day, I wouldn't make it to the end of this sentence without flinging some heartfelt insult at Dick Cheney.