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Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

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Christian Jacobs hugs the headstone of his father U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs as mother Brittany, wipes away a tear in Arlington National Cemetery A friend recently posted this iconic 2007 photo of Christian Golczynski: His father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, was shot and killed while on patrol during his second tour in… Read more »

Obama-Bows

Top 10 List of What President Obama Should Say in Hiroshima Speech

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  6 years ago, on the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, I wrote: No sitting Japanese prime minister has ever been to Pearl Harbor; and no sitting American president has ever been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Will President Obama be the first? 6 years later, we have our answer…. Read more »

The Lego Arms Race:  Building a more violence-prone society?

The Lego Arms Race: Building a more violence-prone society?

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Yes. It’s a slow news day for me: New Zealand researchers say bricks with weapons have steadily become more commonplace and are now included in 30% of Lego kits. The study said Lego reflected a broader trend in children’s entertainment. Lego says weapons are always used for a wider purpose such as saving the world,… Read more »

On this day in history:  Jay Vargas

On this day in history: Jay Vargas

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Figured this deserves more attention than just a “Most Wanted” post, even if my own commentary is sparse. He went back for that effing arm…. On this day in 1968, a United States Marine finally allows his wounds to be treated after a 3-day battle in Vietnam. Jay Vargas’s bravery during that conflict would earn… Read more »