The History Channel’s WWII Is Totally Unbelievable

There have been some great television shows that have explored the theme of war and combat (M*A*S*H, Battlestar Galactica, F-Troop). But I have to agree with the brilliant TV critic Scott that the seemingly endless series that runs on The History Channel isn’t one of them: [T]here are some shows that go completely beyond the pale of enjoyability, [Read More…]

Happy Birthday Marines!

[Note: This is my annual post in honor of the Marine Corps birthday.] Today marks the 237th birthday of the finest fighting force in the history of the world. The Marine Corps Birthday makes me nostalgic for the good ol‚ . . . well, maybe good is too strong a word. In fact, I can’t [Read More…]

Marine Corps Rules for Gunfighting

In honor of the Marine Corps’ 237th Birthday, here’s an old Corps favorite on how to act in a gunfight: 1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. 2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive. 3. Only hits [Read More…]

What a Veteran Knows

Leon Kass and Amy Kass have put together a new civics curriculum “The American Calendar” which “explores the purpose and meaning of our civic holidays, showing how their repeated celebration helps unite and identify us as a people and attaches us to our country.” I was honored to have an essay I wrote for First [Read More…]