Military mama: Apology for lacking deployment sympathy

I committed the cardinal sin of military spouses the other day. No, I’m not talking about the unfair stereotypes of cheaters and gold diggers that are the exception, not the rule. I’m talking about diminishing another spouses’ deployment blues. The words came out of my mouth before I even had a second thought, my response […]

Military update: Money lacking for disabled retirees

By Tom Philpott Active duty and reserve component members are closer to landing a 3.4 percent basic pay raise next January, which would be the 11th consecutive annual increase set higher than private sector wage growth. But in approving a $550.4 billion fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill and $130 billion for wartime operations last week, […]

Lacking context, outrage uneven

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist Cue the outrage — must you even ask why? OK, you must. Barack Obama was on Leno last week. And the topic of Obama’s poor bowling skills came into play, to which the President said his score was on par with the Special Olympics. One of my right-leaning friends was […]