This is my first post on C&L and I usually post about Governor, Senate and Congressional races on the Daily Kos. I've mainly been covering the 2014 races but I am also covering a big race that's going to happen in 2016. No, it's not the Presidential election, it's the U.S. Senate race going on in Pennsylvania (my home state) where decorated Admiral, former Congressman and 2010 U.S. Senate candidate, Joe Sestak (D. PA), is seeking a rematch against Tea Party Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA). Sestak has published an op-ed piece in time for Memorial Day regarding our Veterans coming home from battle and the sever problems they face. I have been give permission to republish the op-ed piece by Sestak's campaign and it's worth a read. Please read below.
Lawrence O'Donnell had a few words for the pundits hyperventilating over the "explosive" revelations in Robert Gates' upcoming memoir and the notion that it's the president's job to "trust the generals."
It's about time we had an album night here at C&L, so I figured I'd start with something a little more unique rather than one of the classics.
Nearly 40 years after the war, American vets who live in Vietnam are working to foster reconciliation between the two countries, while other former US soldiers are traveling there to find 'closure.'
Newly declassified documents show the US security agency spied on King, boxer Muhammad Ali, others.
An interview with Robert Mann, author of *A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam* on lessons still relevant today, occasioned by Syria crisis.
Here, Charles Krauthammer magically turns the man who escalated the war in Afghanistan, expanded international drone strikes, and killed Osama bin Laden into a drag queen who refuses to fight.
A new documentary called "Unclaimed," claims to introduce the world to former Army Sergeant John Robertson, lost over Vietnam in 1968 and left behind for over four decades.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday asserted that the U.S. war in "Vietnam was winnable, but people in Washington decided we would not win it!"
In a web-extended version of his broadcast essay, Bill Moyers gives examples of how indiscriminate killing by our military forces not only cuts down innocent bystanders, but drives “their enraged families and friends straight into the