Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy for Vets

My buddy Glenn Cooper writes: Please see below from my dear friend, fellow Navy fighter pilot, and devout Catholic, CAPT John “Chucker” Spear, USN (ret). John’s wife, Mary, is passionate about helping our wounded vets.  To that end, five years ago she ran fifty(!) miles on her fiftieth birthday to raise money for the Wounded [Read More…]

Theatre of War and Healing

A reader writes: I don’t know if you’ve ever heard about Bryan Doerries. He’s is a writer, director, and translator and the founder of Theater of War, a project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays to service members, veterans, and their families to help them initiate conversations about the visible and invisible wounds of war. I heard him [Read More…]

Our Ruling Class is Always Able to Find Billions for Rich People

but suddenly is gimlet-eyed when it comes to a just wage for troops who are on food stamps and welfare, or unemployed to the tune of a million returning vets: Escalating Military Pay Under Scrutiny of Budget Hawks The other day, on my FB page, I happened to be scrolling down and ran across this [Read More…]

Our Troops Know What’s What

The American Conservative (which actually seems to represent “conservatism” rather than the Thing that Used to be Conservatism) offers the Only Chart That Matters. A Conservative Blog for Peace offers a nice little summary of how “conservative” Christians became war zealots and why it is, alas, now mysterious to Christians how somebody can think that the [Read More…]