Veterans Day 2010

In honor of Veterans Day 2010, we’ve gathered images and profiles of incredible United Stated soldiers who have received the coveted Congressional Medal of Honor from the re-release of the expanded book, “Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty” by Peter Collier with photography by Nick Del Calzo (Artisan Books). First […]

Report: Lifting gay ban won’t hurt military

Report: Lifting gay ban won’t hurt military

A Defense Department study group has found that the United States could lift its ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military with little risk to current war efforts, The Washington Post reported Thursday. “More than 70 percent of respondents to a survey sent to active-duty and reserve troops over the summer said […]

Cenk Uygur: Cutting Social Security is the New TARP

Politicians who signed off on TARP lived to regret the day they did (especially Republican ones, just ask Bob Bennett and Mike Castle). Those votes will haunt the congressmen who supported the bailouts for years to come. That’s the same exact thing that’s going to happen to politicians who sell out the middle class by […]

Lorelei Kelly: Tea Party Defense Guidelines

Today is Veterans Day. Thank you veterans and everybody else who has sacrificed for the rest of us. Thanks to those in uniform AND to those in regular clothes. A rumble has broken out amongst DC defense wonks and it will be a defining fight for the Tea Party. The Libertarians and the fiscal realist […]

Aaron Sorkin: Bumper-Sticker Patriotism Is No Way to Honor Our Veterans

I was 18 when President Carter rattled America’s saber. The Soviets had just invaded Afghanistan, and Carter wanted to show the Russians that we weren’t kidding around so he re-instituted registration for the draft. (He didn’t re-institute the draft, just registration for the draft.) I’d just finished my freshman year at Syracuse University and had […]

White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board, temporary continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers. That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given […]

Chris Weigant: Obama’s Next Steps

President Obama conveniently scheduled a trip to Asia immediately after this year’s midterm elections. This has worked, so far, as designed — it removed Obama from the political scene in Washington, while serious jockeying for position takes place among both major American political parties (leadership elections will be one of the first things the lame […]