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Questioning War Is No Disrespect to Veterans. It’s a Civic Duty.

| June 5, 2018

Americans remain unconcerned about wars the U.S. is currently fighting (at last count, we’re bombing at least 7 countries) though they foot the bill both in tax dollars and lives.

Ranks of Notorious Hate Group Include Active-Duty Military With Advanced Weapons Training

| May 6, 2018

A Marine who took part in the violent assaults in Charlottesville last summer underscores involvement of current or former service members in white supremacist groups, long a concern.

Military Inferiority Complex:
Dear Leader Wants A Parade

| February 9, 2018

The military doesn’t need parades. It needs to come home. Worshipping it in time of endlessly losing wars only locks and loads more cannon fodder.

2nd Only to Texas With Military Retirees, Florida Facing Stiff Competition For Them

| August 10, 2015

Military retirees are some of the best-educated, best-trained and youngest retirees around. Florida has nearly 200,000 of them. States are using their tax codes to lure them.

Flagler Briefly Pauses On 100th Anniversary Year of the War that Led to Veterans Day

| November 11, 2014

The commemoration of Veterans Day this morning in Bunnell featured a Florida Army National Guard commander who traced the conflict-ridden history of the day since its inception at the end of World War I.

Colossal Waste: U.S. Aid to Afghanistan Now Exceeds Marshall Plan, With Little Return

| October 3, 2014

Adjusted for inflation, U.S. appropriations for the reconstruction of Afghanistan exceed the funds committed to the Marshall Plan, the U.S. aid program that delivered billions of dollars between 1948 and 1952 to help 16 European countries recover in the aftermath of World War II.

Lockheed’s F-35 Stealth Fighter: A $1.5 Trillion Waste of Tax Dollars

| October 1, 2014

With a projected eye-popping price tag of up to $344.8 million each, the F-35 is almost 8 years behind schedule, billions over budget and not yet combat-ready. And it’s bleeding the Treasury.

Do Kiss, Do Tell, Do Show

| March 9, 2012

The homecoming picture of the gay Marine kissing his boyfriend has the same iconic feel as Alfred Eisenstaedt’s Life magazine shot of the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. Both images capture the essence of liberation on a large scale.

Offshoring War: How Obama—and Those Moments of Silence—Insult Military Sacrifice

| November 13, 2010

When a president sends soldiers to die in a war that long ago ceased having a claim to being just or to being won, those Americans are no longer being sacrificed by their nation. They’re being murdered. The complicity is national.

Election Primer: Amendment 2 Loop-Holes a Tax Exemption for Soldiers in War Zones

| October 14, 2010

Amendment 2 would give soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan (or future war zones) a property tax exemption but only if they own homesteaded property. The amendment is more controversial than you’d expect.

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