For Veterans Day: Remember Past, Honor Present


In a previous post, we noted that some Veterans carry their spirit of service back home with them and use that energy with disaster relief. With the release of Jake Tapper's new book, we can further appreciate that spirit on this Veteran's Day, and Tony Rossi's high recommendation has certainly piqued my interest in learning more about our remarkable soldiers: Nineteen-year-old Private First Class Brian Moquin Jr. joined the Army after struggling with a heroin addiction prompted by his … [Read more...]

A World Without Bin Laden

What's it going to look like? More to the point, what's in it for us? How much safer can we expect to be? In Slate, David Byman sounds a note of cautious optimism. Without bin Laden's "star power" to help in raising funds, al-Qaeda and its affiliates will suffer a significant hit in the finance department. Also, bin Laden's heir -- most likey Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri -- will find consolidating support difficult, given the risks involved in communicating. However, he also warns that we still … [Read more...]