The Best Way to Honor Fallen Soldiers Is to Stop Sending Troops to War

The Best Way to Honor Fallen Soldiers Is to Stop Sending Troops to War By Carey Wedler Every Memorial Day, Americans pay their respects to soldiers who have died while fighting for the US military. Though the good intentions and courage of those who enlist in the armed forces are admirable, the best way to honor those individuals on this holiday—and every day—is to stop sending them to war. This pro-peace sentiment is often conflated with disrespect for the troops: If you don’t support the government’s wars, you must not…

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Army Virtue-Tweet Backfires: 1000s Expose “Heartbreaking” Horrors of War

Army Virtue-Tweet Backfires: 1000s Expose “Heartbreaking” Horrors of War By Caitlin Johnstone After posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior”, the US Army tweeted, “How has serving impacted you?” As of this writing, the post has over 5,300 responses. Most of them are heartbreaking. “My daughter was raped while in the army,” said one responder. “They took her to the hospital where an all male staff tried to convince her to give the guy a…

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This Memorial Day, Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas

This Memorial Day, Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas Op-Ed by Ross Marchand As it happens on most every Memorial Day, the beaches are sure to soon be filled with families covered in sunscreen and lying under umbrellas—that is, unless federal regulators have their way. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Warner (D-VA) are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall umbrellas they feel are … dangerous. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering broadening regulations of sunscreen that would propel prices even…

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