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An Honorable Marine

by Kathie MM He doesn’t know it (yet), but on this Veteran’s Day, I am honoring a particular veteran, a former Marine, Ross Caputi, for his enduring courage. It takes courage for anyone, in or out of military uniform, to … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part 4

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by Guest Author Ross Caputi As shown in the first three segments of my review of American Sniper, there are many well-documented facts, crucial to understanding the American presence in Iraq, but none of them come through in American Sniper. … Continue reading

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The first casualty of the last war, and the next war, and the next

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Aeschylus, an Ancient Greek writer of theatrical plays. This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Greek writer and poet Aeschylus (525–456 BCE—a very long time ago!) proclaimed that “Truth is the first … Continue reading

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Inconvenient memories: Veteran’s Day 2014

by Guest Author Ross Caputi Most Americans believe Veterans Day is a day of remembrance; in reality, it’s generally a day of forgetting. On Veterans Day, people applaud as veterans march in parades, wearing their medals and fancy uniforms. People … Continue reading

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