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The meaning of Memorial Day

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White House threatens veto over Gitmo, endless ‘war on terror’ provisions in defense bill

If a House bill extending the “global war on terror” beyond the post-9/11 mandate, and placing new restrictions on trying detainees and implementing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” manages to get through the Senate, the president will likely … Continue reading

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**UPDATE: Qaida: yes, bin Laden’s dead. U.S. group may sue to get death pic; POTUS to meet SEALs, film in the works

UPDATE: A communique from al-Qaida makes it clear that whoever might not believe that Osama bin Laden is dead, the organization he headed believes it, and they’re not amused.

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Bin Laden is dead. That’s supposed to be a good thing … right? **UPDATED**

Osama bin Laden is dead. But the second guessing, accusations and conspiracy-theorizing among the liberal-libertarian and Fox News crowds — who now appear to be coming into perfect harmonic convergence when it comes to President Barack Obama — is just … Continue reading

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Go figure: Navy SEALs earn about as much as teachers

I think the formula is: the nobler the job, the more modest the pay…

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Three things we’re learning as the Pentagon moves Bradley Manning **UPDATED

As we await what’s sure to be the coming hysterics from supporters of Army Pfc Bradley Manning over his “torture” at the hands of guards at Ft. Leavenworth, we’re learning a few things that really, weren’t all that hidden regarding … Continue reading

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A somber Veterans Day

With the country having just memorialized those murdered at Fort Hood, and with our troops dying in increasing numbers in Afghanistan, and still dying in Iraq, it’s another sad Veterans Day. Still, here’s to all of those who have served, … Continue reading

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Will Chickenhawk Joe use Fort Hood to go after Muslim troops?

Joe Lieberman spent the weekend mired in idle speculation (when he wasn’t threatening to kill healthcare reform by not allowing his Senate colleagues to vote). Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government … Continue reading

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13th Fort Hood victim ties; FBI probing whether web postings tied to Hasan

New details this morning on the shooting at Fort Hood, from USA Today, which also reports that a 13th victim has died: Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. citizen born in Virginia to Jordanian parents, was wounded by a civilian … Continue reading

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Arab, Muslim groups condemn Fort Hood attack

… and brace themselves for the backlash. Funny how there is no backlash against the entire faith when a Christian commits a horrendous crime…

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