The developing civil war in Iraq is raising the question anew: “How much of the decision to get involved in Iraq again should involve the fact that the U.S. has already lost more than 4,000 soldiers there?” Read more →
A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes 999 of the words are wrong. This tweet raced across the Internet this week. It showed a boy “all alone” in the desert, fleeing the violence of Syria. It was based on a picture distributed by a U.N. agency. Here 4 year old Marwan, who was Read more →
A discovered WWII diary found in a Minnesota basement helps a Louisiana family recall a lost airman. Read more →
Where now in the archdiocese scandal, a school throws food away intended for hungry children, the return of a Purple Heart, fracking fights back, and the Minnesota that keeps going in the cold and snow. Read more →
If you race the Arrowhead 135, you’re in for trouble; Who is Cory Remsburg; Minnesota’s not-so-super transportation; the Napkin Notes Dad; and farewell, comma! Read more →
At one point does a company (or sports team as the case may be) exploit a soldier to sell a product — beer, for example? Read more →
For what did Americans die in Iraq, the oil trains of Minnesota, how a Minneapolis social worker gives people a lift, losing weight eating nothing but McDonald’s food, and the obligatory post about the cold. Read more →
There’s a great story behind the life of almost every World War II veteran but relatively few can match that of Bill Overstreet. Overstreet was a P-51 fighter pilot in the European theater. He flew in Chuck Yeager’s unit — the 357th Fighter Group, which shot down more German aircraft than any other unit, based Read more →
While the rest of the world says goodbye to a year, a family in Massachusetts said goodbye today to a son and husband, killed in Afghanistan.
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In 1956, the Hennessy company gave Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle an 1896 bottle of Hennessy Cognac — the year he was born. Every year since, the surviving members of the flyboys who raided Tokyo in World War II, gather to drink a toast to those who’ve died. Saturday will be the last toast. When Maj. Read more →
If people don’t care about the war in Afghanistan anymore, why do they care about soldiers? Yet another assessment of Millenials, the problem of prayer, it’s Jason’s town, a murder most fowl in Rochester. Read more →
Public praise for veterans happens at most sporting events in America now. It tugs at the heart. It brings a response. And, apparently, some veterans hate it. Read more →
It’s hard to remember the last time a national issue in the United States didn’t break down along party lines. The Syria question is an exception.
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