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Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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Soldier Who Lost Leg Works US Open Semifinal

Ryan McIntosh, the ballperson who lost his leg when he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan, was working the men’s semifinal at the US Open.

09/09/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

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Former Marine Sentenced In Theft From Willow Grove Naval Air Station

A former marine who used the cover of the closing of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station for the theft of military equipment was sentenced in federal court for the crime on Thursday.

06/28/2012

Veterans salute the graves of fallen soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Bridesburg. (Credit: Michelle Durham)

One Of Philadelphia’s Oldest Memorial Day Parades Marches Through Bridesburg

The parade traditionally begins with a wreath laying ceremony at Holy Redeemer Cemetary. But, organizers say last year they came close to not holding the event due to lack of funds, but the community held fundraising drives.

05/28/2012

Members of the Warrior's Watch Riders honor Army Master Sergeant Kenneth Elwell, who died in Afghanistan. (Credit: Brad Segall)

Service Honors Fallen Soldier From Bucks County

In Bucks County, an annual Memorial Day service in Northampton Township remembered a fallen hero who lost his life less than a year ago.

05/28/2012

(US Army soldiers await departure for their deployment to Afghanistan .  Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Rutgers Helps Army Combat High Soldier Suicide Rate

The Army has been confronting an alarming increase in the number of suicides among soldiers and it’s seeking help from an unusual source: the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository.

05/28/2012

(Joseph Hagan III of Hagan Stone Cutting Memorial Lettering adds the name of a soldier from the five-county Philadelphia area who died in Afghanistan.   Credit: John McDevitt)

Names Of Fallen Soldiers Set In Stone At Korean War Memorial

Preparations have been underway all over the region leading up to Memorial Day events. One man’s family business has been helping others honor those who have passed away for 140 years.

05/28/2012

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Online School And Financial Institution Join Forces To Help Vets

An online school has teamed up with a local financial institution to help 150 veterans get back to school and work after serving in the military.

05/06/2012

Stigall Show Log 5.2.12

Chris discusses the Occupiers attempts to protest school closings an the private talk thats said to happen between Romney and Santorum on Friday. Pennsylvania Voter Id Law is being fought by older women and Chris speaks with Philly Mag Editor Tom McGrath on his article on the Philadelphians one percent.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/02/2012

(Credit: Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Agency Provides U.S. Troops Overseas With Holiday Meals

Thousands of U.S. troops are away from home this holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean they’re missing out on the traditional holiday meals.

04/07/2012

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