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As the U.S. debates whether to intervene on behalf of the rebels fighting against Bashar al-Assad in Syria, evidence continues to mount that the resistance has adopted many of Assad’s brutal tactics Read more...
Every soldier should get a homecoming like this. Read more...
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorates Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. Read more...
Bill Maher took on our bloated defense budget and the "vessels of our outsourced masculinity" in America during his New Rules segment on Real Time this Friday night. Read more...
Once again, the number of suicides among soldiers outnumbered combat-related deaths for the year. Stars and Stripes: Through November this year, potentially 303 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers took their own lives. In Read more...

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The suicide rate is skyrocketing among American troops as numbers have reached nearly one per day in 2012, according to new Pentagon data revealed in a report on Thursday. Over the first 155 days of 2012 154 active-duty troops have Read more...
An extraordinary work of cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements... Read more...
United Nations observers reported that a brutal attack in a city near Homs on Friday left 32 children and at least 60 adults dead, with an estimated 300 wounded. Syrian anti-government groups claim that official troops raked the city with mortar shells and then sent thugs and soldiers in. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor, Kofi Annan, released a joint statement calling for a ceasefire and criticizing the government for the attack. Bloody images of the young casualties prompted anti-government demonstrations across the country. Read more...
The debate rages on, and thanks to media spin and constant false equivalencies, at least one poll has 57% of its respondents rejecting any possibility of inflammatory speech having any influence over Jared Lee Loughner's actions on Saturday morning. Read more...
Vagabond Scholar: Common Ground and Equal Blame. And some useful diagrams Brad DeLong: Bill Clinton: Words Matter Alas, a blog: Arizona orders Tucson to end Mexican-American Studies program TBogg: These are not the violent Read more...