Read This Book Before You Go To War (You Too, Ladies)

Opinion | Katie Frates
Breakfast with the Dirt Cult book cover (Credit: Samuel Finlay)

An American boy’s tale of love and heartbreak, war and peace, from Oklahoma to Afghanistan and back again

Sources: Bomb threat called in to Walter Reed Medical Center - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas
Walter Reed

Evacuations underway at veteran’s hospital in Maryland

Dole says Crist promised to vote with GOP - Capital-Journal

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

Former senator Bob Dole, a supporter of former Senate candidate Charlie Crist, says the Republican turned Independent promised to vote for GOP control

P2V: Weaving gold from straw

Feature:Opinion | Eben Carle

The story of how one veteran is saving the lives of his fellow veterans — and those of countless dogs and cats.

Wounded veterans ride the Rockies for charity - TheDC

US | Caroline May

Ride 2 Recovery hosts the event to raise money for cycling programs and indoor spinning recovery labs at military and Veterans Affairs locations

Gates names Marine general to head CentCom - TheDC

US | Sonja Elmquist

If confirmed, Mattis would replace Gen. David Petraeus, who last week assumed command of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Biden cracks jokes at Blumenthal's expense - The Hill

Politics | Pat McMahon

The Vice President pokes fun at Connecticut’s Democratic Attorney General who lied about serving in Vietnam

Military electronic health records: A fiasco in need of a fix

Opinion | Liz Mair

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been plagued by large numbers of complex, hard-to-treat combat-related injuries—a circumstance that has increasingly put the topic of electronic health record systems in the spotlight. However, fresh scrutiny of government procurement efforts relating to EHR systems has raised serious questions about what is being done to ensure that those returning home from combat receive the best possible care—something that is not the foregone conclusion one might expect.

Calling out media’s liberal apologists

Opinion | Mark Judge

When did journalists become such pathetic cowards? Although hacks have always pushed their personal biases, it wasn’t that long ago that they would often challenge those biases when faced with facts. In 1970, Rolling Stone magazine won a National Magazine Award for its unsparing coverage of the hippie apocalypse at Altamont; the citation credited the hippie journal for “challenging the shared assumptions of its readers.” Republican Bob Woodward smoked out Watergate. Jazz writer Nat Hentoff was pro-choice until 1984, when he discovered the euthanizing of a child with Down syndrome.