Interview: Why I tell the soldier’s story in the War on Terror
Aug14

Interview: Why I tell the soldier’s story in the War on Terror

So this is my first time to discuss why I write about the War on Terror, foreign policy, and veteran’s issues for WT Communities Digital News, LLC. As a libertarian, my passion for reporting on war and the military seems contradictory, so I explain how I got started and where my fierce passion originates. My devotion to giving a voice to our returning warriors is something I found a bit difficult to articulate without ranting,...

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MADISON: Obama manipulates disabled veterans over sequester
Aug12

MADISON: Obama manipulates disabled veterans over sequester

DALLAS, August 12th, 2013 — At convention for Disabled American Veterans this weekend, President Obama warned the crowd that “reckless” sequestration cuts could jeopardize their benefits. Touting himself the savior of veteran’s services, Obama painted an ominous picture: support my political position on sequestration or risk your earned benefits. He began by insinuating his administration defended veteran’s services from the budget...

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VIDEO: Iraq Vet Aaron Weiss’ epic slam of NY legislators over SAFE Act
Jul01

VIDEO: Iraq Vet Aaron Weiss’ epic slam of NY legislators over SAFE Act

VIDEO: Aaron Weiss speaking about the “Safe Act” DALLAS, July 3, 2013 – In a video sweeping the Internet, Aaron Weiss, an Iraq combat veteran and law enforcement officer, passionately addresses Dutchess County Legislature during discussions to repeal New York’s extreme gun-grabbing initiative, the NY SAFE Act. The video, recorded in March, is a stark, moving reminder of the difficult position legislators place both...

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Support the troops? Read veteran Daniel Somers’ viral suicide note
Jun27

Support the troops? Read veteran Daniel Somers’ viral suicide note

DALLAS, June 25, 2013 – On June 10, 2013, Daniel Somers, 30, a seasoned veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom wrote a chilling, heartbreaking address to his family before ending his life. His last words swept the Internet this week. Every American, particularly those that supported the wars of the last decade, should read it. According to Gawker, Somers operated in over 400 combat missions. He worked with Joint Special Operations...

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Shallow patriotism and the Iraq War’s 10th anniversary
Mar19

Shallow patriotism and the Iraq War’s 10th anniversary

The 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War is today. My Facebook feed is full of well-meaning civilians sharing photographs of honorable soldiers in venerable poses and elegant yellow ribbons. It seems as if, as time has passed, the anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq has become a gleeful opportunity for some to demonstrate their patriotism. It is understandable that those that never served, never loved nor lost a soldier or...

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