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By an Angel’s Kiss, SGT Charles C Strong, 28, USMC

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony. SGT  Charles C Strong, 28, of Suffolk, VA died 15 September in Herat Province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations He was of 2nd Marine Special Operations Bn, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Rest in Peace, MarineRead More

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Let’s Discuss Wave Elections

With 49 days until the election people are wondering if there will be a wave election this year. First we need to agree about what constitutes a wave election. One clear measurement is that a percentage of gains in the US House, US Senate, and Governors should be 10% orRead More

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Maybe We Need Hoofs on the Ground Instead of Boots

I’m sure someone has mentioned this already, but I was thumbing through a stack of books and came across a 2009 book by Doug Stanton about the soldiers who first went into Afghanistan in advance of the air campaign to remove the Taliban from power if Afghanistan. The book isRead More

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How Ed Gillespie Can Defeat Mark Warner in Virginia’s Senate Race

I offer this analysis under the assumption that Ed Gillespie is not in this senate race just for the Bob Dole of it, as a party loyal slot-filler. I assume that Ed Gillespie 1) actually wants to defeat Sen Mark Warner in November, and 2) believes he has a strategy thanRead More

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By an Angel’s Kiss, Spc Brian K Arsenault, 28

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony. Spc Brian K Arsenault, 28, of Northborough, MA died 4 September in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan from small arms fire He was of 1st Bn, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborn Division, Ft Bragg RestRead More

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The 200th Anniversary of 9/11

Most people remember 9/11 for the day of infamy, 9/11/2001, when 19 islamic jihadists hijacked four passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Two centuries ago on 9/11 the US Navy won a glorious victory against the Brits at Plattsburg,Read More

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