Tag: military

Hollow Inside?

Chapter eight of Mark Steyn’s America Alone has so much substance that I don’t wish to demean it by trying to force it all into one post. Let’s just cover the first part of the chapter today. The title? “The Unipole Apart: America vs. Everyone Else.” Steyn begins the chapter with this question: “Can America win its ‘long war’”? He then proceeds to offer reasons to doubt the fire within America to maintain such vigilance. Keeping in mind that he… Read more »

Military Ballots and Political Correctness

I would hate to omit some stories in the rush of election coverage, but there is one that is directly related to the upcoming elections that should make anyone wonder what’s going on. Of all the people who should be allowed to vote, those serving in the armed forces overseas, particularly in Afghanistan, should have top priority. They are literally the front line of defense against terrorism. Yet two of our largest states, New York and Illinois, missed deadlines for sending troops… Read more »