Posts tagged "military"

The new progressive bromide: Militarization of police

As a favor to progressives who never want to be the last one to use the latest cliche, I give you this: Militarization of Police. We can thank the tragedy of  Ferguson, Missouri for the sudden appearance and flood of references to a police force that looks more like an army than, well, a police force. Broadly... Read more »

Big deal for Chicago: Boeing wins $35B tanker contract

The Boeing 767-based NewGen Tanker is pictured simultaneously refueling two F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft from the wing air refueling pods in this undated photo illustration, obtained on Feb. 24, 2011. (Reuters/Boeing/Handout) This probably won’t get many hits on a site where many people come to find out about sports, lifestyle and such, but this is a... Read more »

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal: He gone.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal leaves the White House Wednesday morning after resigning as commander of Allied forces in Afghanistan. (AP/Evan Vucci) President Obama ousted his top commander in Afghanistan Wednesday after officials determined that comments he and his staff made in aRolling Stone magazine article amounted to insubordination, the Tribune reported that a White House official had said.... Read more »
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Today is Veterans Day

USS Jonas Ingram (DD-938) Where the Navy sent me. Share Many of us veterans didn’t choose to serve in the military. There was a thing called the draft that chose it for us. So, in a way, when it comes to Veterans Day, my feeling is that the biggest accolades should go to those who... Read more »

Jon Stewart = Jerk

This video has been circulating on the liberal blogosphere, as supposed evidence that conservatives, such as Bill Kristol, don’t really know what they’re talking about when they oppose a health care “public option.” Stewart thinks that he has scored big points by getting Kistol to “admit” that the military health plan could be better than... Read more »
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