Tag Archives: Military

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts – Why Memorial Day is Personal, Even When it’s Not


I’ve never fought in a war and I probably never will. I’m not brave enough. I could write about tragedy (and I often do), and perhaps my words would be resonant – but to me, they’d ring hollow, because I … Continue reading

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A Spicy Situation – Obama’s Libya Wisdom


When I was two years old, and my parents and I had been living in Manhattan for about a year, we had a visit from some out-of-town relatives. Because it was a special occasion, my mom and dad dressed me … Continue reading

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A Watchful Eye, Not a Loaded Gun – America’s Role in Libya


Last Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that military action in Libya is still on the table. It shouldn’t be. America need not and must not act as an imperialist regime. It must be a global humanitarian … Continue reading

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The Stars and the Stripes


I’d like to share a speech that I gave today at my school’s 9/11 memorial assembly. It is an introduction to the National Anthem. _________________________________________________________________ When I woke up on September 10th, 2001, there were a lot of things that … Continue reading

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