The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.
How did Fitzgerald look, in his officer's uniform? Here he is. In this front-page Prince photograph of the officer trainees, Fitzgerald stands front and center, in the middle of the third row back, white-blond hair gleaming.
For 10 years, the United States has been fighting very real and very expensive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But we have never levied a dime in special taxes to pay for either of these conflicts, let alone the also-expensive war at home (in the form of homeland security).
One could preach and bore audiences to death about these and other reasons that make us seem incapable not killing each other, but one statistic should be enough to certify that we are failing to follow our most sacred rule -- to love our neighbors.
Our recent wars are more personal. Squads fighting against squads. The very specific violence of an IED. They may have read the poem below, stark and dispiriting, and went anyway. Today we should remember and honor them all.
Technology is both overhyped and misunderstood in America, and that applies particularly to our enormous investment in military technology. This Veterans Day, we need to turn away from the false promise of robot weaponry.
This septuagenarian still appreciates "pin-ups," but most importantly, I appreciate organizations dedicated to improve the morale and welfare of those brave troops who have sacrificed so much for all of us.
The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.
This movie is not just another sentimental story about a boy and his horse. It conveys as clearly as any movie I've seen the utter horrors of war and the moments of grace that can occur between enemies.
I feel eerily connected to the story of The Tiger's Wife and I'll share that reason in a moment. This richly woven story explores the complex relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, a fascinating line of consanguinity that has gone mostly unexplored in mainstream fiction until now.
Stephen Spielberg works his magic one more time in a beautifully crafted movie titled War Horse. This tale of a horse and its experiences during World War I make for an emotional journey and also a rewarding one.