Army veteran and GMP favorite Dwight Gray shares a winning poem on war, socialization, and one boy’s path to soldierhood.
How can you fight something that you don’t understand or recognize?
While one father buries his family, a young son salutes his fallen father. What do these pictures tell us about loss, parenting, and finding peace after the death of our most precious loved ones?
There is more to the extremist group Daesh than it may appear, and it would do us all well to pay attention.
…it was a U.S. invasion of their homeland that victimized the Syrian people in the first place by strengthening the terrorist cell they now flee.
Luay Al Khatteeb can identify with the plight of refugees and with the countries struggling to provide for them. That doesn’t excuse us from helping.
Quentin Lucas found himself in the military, facing court martial, before he could begin to see what a ‘real man’ might be.
As thousands of refugees attempt to flee the carnage and destruction over the course of the wars and poverty of the middle east, many countries have stepped up to assist. Unfortunately, there are simply too many refugees for these countries to absorb on their own.
Endless occupations, big government, and the imperial theme—not easy topics for high schoolers. Teacher Jeremy McKeen shares his wish for his grown-up students off at war.
Having worked in Baghdad for the Constitutional Support Program, Sara Johnson-Steffey reflects on a moment in time while wondering – did we forget about Iraq? — I sometimes find myself remembering the sounds of Iraq. The call to prayer, five times daily, piercing the haze of the air, a tinny shriek of bad amplifiers resounding…
Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.
Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.
Despite being an unmitigated disaster for the country, the Middle East, and the Republican Party, many in the GOP still don’t think George W. Bush was wrong to decide to invade Iraq back in 2003.
David Eye offers a moment of horror and a moment of beauty at the airport.
The American people may think that George W. Bush’s presidency was a disaster, but the Republican Party is still committed to his foreign policy vision.
Thomas Fiffer believes that when it comes to memory, we hold politicians and celebrities to an impossible standard.