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Zachary J. Iscol

Entries by Zachary J. Iscol

Pause for Celebration

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2010 | 3:34 PM

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law legislation that will end Don't Ask, Don't Tell and allow gay and lesbian citizens to serve openly in the Armed Forces.

Watching it was exhilarating.

But our gay men and women in uniform deserve more than the right to serve openly, they...

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Muslim Brothers (In Arms)

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 6:46 PM

This Sunday, I'll be joining Religious Freedom USA and JStreet for a liberty walk near ground zero in support of Park51 and religious freedom and tolerance in America. I'll be doing it in honor of the Muslims I know.

In 2004, as Jewish Marine from New...

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Don't turn the page on our translators

(4) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 11:18 AM

Last night, in a sobering prime time address from the Oval Office, President Obama called for us to turn the page on Iraq. But for thousands of Iraqis, our translators, turning the page is not an option. These brave men and women wore our nation's uniform in combat...

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Build the Mosque

(11) Comments | Posted August 19, 2010 | 12:31 PM

Those who oppose building a mosque, the Cordoba House, on private property a few blocks from Ground Zero, have got it all backwards.

They root their opposition, not in intolerance or bigotry (they claim), but in the insensitivity of the project to the families and...

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An Act of Faithry

(9) Comments | Posted October 27, 2008 | 1:03 PM

Electing Barack Obama President is not going to solve all of our problems. I've decided to vote for him anyway.

Forget that our country is currently staring down the barrel at a trillion dollar deficit. When you add our national debt, which will reach $10 trillion this year, to unfunded...

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

(51) Comments | Posted February 4, 2008 | 3:19 PM

As a Marine, I've witnessed and been inspired by tremendous acts of courage on the battlefields of Iraq. This season, I've been inspired by a very different type of courage.

Tomorrow, on Super Tuesday, many Americans will go to the polls to make history in the 22 Democratic Party...

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(8) Comments | Posted November 7, 2006 | 4:58 PM

I was recently welcomed home from a deployment to the Sahel region of Africa to piles of junk mail. 100 million trees and 280 billion gallons of water a year are used to produce what amounts to an average of 70 pounds of junk mail a year per household. A...

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Chicken Little

(123) Comments | Posted March 1, 2006 | 11:43 AM

Thank G-d the mass media didn't exist in 1776, or 1863, or 1941 for that matter...

I have been home from my second tour in Iraq for roughly a year and I am deeply disturbed by the spiteful nature and viscous partisanship that has hijacked our nation's discourse of the...

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Memorial Day

(3) Comments | Posted May 25, 2005 | 6:16 PM

Monday, May 30th marks the closing of the school year, graduation for some, and a day off for barbecues and 3-day trips for others. On Memorial Day, most Americans will enjoy and exercise the freedoms provided by those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in time of war, but will most...

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