Photo: Winter Storm Hits Arlington Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Solider

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Winter Storm Jonas has ravaged the East Coast from Washington, D.C. to New York City, shutting down all travel in these major cities.  Most of the D.C. area is buried under more than 2 feet of snow and hurricane strength winds led to blizzard conditions this weekend that forced everyone to stay indoors for most of the weekend.

Well, almost everyone. [Read more…]

A Nation Greater than We Deserve

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On Memorial Day, be thankful for the world we have — and remember those who helped us create and defend it.

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A Matter of Honor: Why So Many Soldiers Are Angry at the Bergdahl Deal

I’ve spent the last two weeks on vacation — the first real family vacation since shortly after I returned home from Iraq in 2008 — and I tried as much as I could to truly “unplug.” [Read more…]

Why It’s Not ‘Senseless’ When Good Men Die in a Losing Fight

I’ve given a lot of thought to the controversial exchange earlier this month between CNN’s Jake Tapper and former SEAL Marcus Luttrell. [Read more…]

How Do You Honor Courage?

I started typing this post at 2:00 p.m., on July 3 — 150 years to the hour from Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. [Read more…]