Absurd Army Rule on African American HAIR
Apr18

Absurd Army Rule on African American HAIR

I convinced her to go to the ER at our small town hospital, for her scalp was literally splitting apart and bleeding bright red, running down her brown temples and forehead and neck onto her lawn collared dress. The people at the hospital ER [not black] were kindly and horrified. What happened to you?? they asked as they cleaned and patted and washed and placed strong ointment on the long open scars of her scalp. Mattie, called...

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(Update) Military in the News – Images
Apr17

(Update) Military in the News – Images

South Korean Ferry Disaster: UPDATE: As horrific stories about the Korean ferry disaster emerge — already called one of South Korea’s worst peacetime disasters — there is also hope that survivors may still be trapped inside the ferry. Nearly 300 passengers are still missing. CNN: While no one knows if any of the 287 people who remain missing are still alive, authorities said they were operating under the assumption that...

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Obama ‘Turns the Nuclear Cheek’ To Vladimir Putin (Libero Quotidiano, Italy)
Apr16

Obama ‘Turns the Nuclear Cheek’ To Vladimir Putin (Libero Quotidiano, Italy)

Why did President Obama decide last week, in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, to cut the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal four years earlier than required under the 2010 NEW Start Treaty? For Italy’s Libero Quotidiano, columnist Glauco Maggi writes that not only are most E.U. leaders on Putin’s side, but President Obama ‘is a left-wing ideologue, a slave to a pacifism divorced from reality, who knows only how to...

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To Beat Putin, West Needs Armor, Not Empathy (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany)
Apr16

To Beat Putin, West Needs Armor, Not Empathy (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany)

Does historical fear explain German ‘understanding’ for Vladimir Putin’s behavior in Ukraine? For the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, columnist Volker Zastrow challenges the idea that Moscow is justifiably indignant after NATO broke its promise not to expand NATO, and warns that hand-wringing and ‘false empathy’ will do nothing to address the security problem Russia represents. According to Zastrow, only...

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The State Department’s ‘Russian Fiction, the Sequel’
Apr13

The State Department’s ‘Russian Fiction, the Sequel’

As major news sources publish alarming updates on the Ukraine crisis, Moscow denies the trouble is being “orchestrated” from the Kremlin; Ukraine is threatening to launch a full-scale military operation in Eastern Ukraine; an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council has been called — by Moscow — for tonight in New York and the US ambassador to the UN says the attacks this weekend bear the “tell-tale signs of...

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Army Ranger Cory Remsburg: ‘The Rest of the Story’
Apr13

Army Ranger Cory Remsburg: ‘The Rest of the Story’

During the recent State of the Union (SOTU) address, the entire House Chamber — the entire nation — was mesmerized by the young uniformed soldier sitting, and then standing, in the front row of the House gallery, next to First Lady Michele Obama. Then, when President Barack Obama finished telling his moving story about Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, the entire House Chamber came to its feet and offered a rousing...

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