Tag: Vietnam War

Mary Jo MeloneJune 2, 2016
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5min224
The coals in the backyard grill are cold, and the beer cans have been recycled. The patriotic songs are over, and the hyper-inflated political speeches are done. Memorial Day has passed. There is no more contradictory day on the calendar, no day when so much oratorical fiction replaces those disturbances called facts. Here’s what we […]

Martin DyckmanNovember 16, 2015
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9min216
Remember “freedom fries?” That was how some Americans expressed their spite toward France when that nation, with vastly more experience than ours in the Middle East, wisely declined the opportunity to participate in George W. Bush‘s ego-driven war on Iraq. There was a congresswoman from Florida who called for exhuming our military graves and bringing […]

Martin DyckmanNovember 15, 2015

8min237
Remember “freedom fries?” That was how some Americans expressed their spite toward France when that nation, with vastly more experience than ours in the Middle East, wisely declined the opportunity to participate in George W. Bush’s ego-driven war on Iraq. There was a congresswoman from Florida who called for exhuming our military graves and bringing […]

Diane RobertsJuly 21, 2015

7min359
“He’s not a war hero. He was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” — Donald J. Trump on Sen. John McCain’s military record “America’s id is running for president.” — Jon Stewart on Donald J. Trump Habitually clad in a navy suit with a headdress apparently fashioned from the shed fur of a street […]

Daniel TilsonJanuary 28, 2014
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6min207
I’m not one to cry easily, but I choked up as the sad news of Pete Seeger’s death on Monday mixed with personal, inspirational memories of his remarkable life.  Remarkable too, that I’m only one of countless thousands whose lives have been deeply touched and enhanced by his work. For me, it started young. Toddler […]


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