National Defense

A water drop and ripples

A Navy commander with a backwards scope seems like a good warning about the dangers of DEI.

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2024 |

As I suggested in a post this morning, it’s an error to think we can impose requirements on the status quo and not risk any loss of what we have.  “Diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) principles are the archetype of this thinking.  Admittedly, I don’t know whether a U.S. Navy officer who didn’t notice that…

A soldier signals to hold

Veterans and Ukraine

By John Loughlin | March 11, 2023 |

John Loughlin interviews RI Director of Veteran Affairs Yasim Yarn and Ukraine military expert David Demorrow.

Soldier holding rations

Medicine, Military, and Meals

By John Loughlin | October 29, 2022 |

John Loughlin interviews Dr. Shafman, Colonel Ray Deniswich of VFW Post 272, and Executive Director Meghan Grady of Meals on Wheels.

Crazy Eggs

Can the U.S. Survive the Madness of Its Politics?

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2022 |

It may be Crazy Season, but the rationale Democrats are giving for their votes is enough to make one despair of our nation’s capacity to analyze problem, develop solutions, and survive.

Teenager gets vaccinated

Vaccines and Veterans

By John Loughlin | May 21, 2022 |

Naomi Wolf tells John Loughlin about the scandal of COVID vaccine coverups; Cox discusses Get Started RI; and two officials talk veterans affairs.

A ring of doctors and nurses

Taking on Health and the World

By John Loughlin | November 13, 2021 |

Dr. Tim Shafman on lung cancer, Dr. Stephen Skoly on vaccine mandate harm, Laurie Gaddis Barrett on the school mask mandate lawsuit, and Major Wayne Morse.

A veteran salutes

Veterans in Life, in Literature, and in Homage

By John Loughlin | November 6, 2021 |

John talks with Rhode Island Veterans Affairs Director Kasim Yarn, Steve Evangelista, author of, Our Story: The Lives and Legacy of Those who Served in Battery B First Rhode Island Light Artillery, and New England VA Director of Outreach Michael McNamara involved with Veterans’ Waterfire.

A Waterfire performer

Fighting Wars Against Everything from Cancer to Economic Ignorance

By John Loughlin | October 30, 2021 |

Dr. Tim Shafman discusses breast cancer in women and men, Ed Cabral announces a special Waterfire to honor veterans, Attorney Mark Smith talks about the Second Amendment, and former Trump White House economic advisor Peter Navarro presents his new book.

A soldier signals to hold

Biden’s military politicization is genuinely the sort of thing authoritarians do.

By Justin Katz | October 15, 2021 |

If you blinked (or don’t get your information from non-mainstream-progressive news sources), you might have missed the Biden administration’s explicit attempts to politicize the United States military along partisan lines.  John Lucas explains for The Federalist: President Joe Biden and his administration are continuing to purge and politicize the American military. Consistent with the totalitarian left’s…

A water drop and ripples

So now we’ve got military incursions on our southern border?

By Justin Katz | September 28, 2021 |

It’s hard not to see something more behind this incident: 14 soldiers with the Mexican military were apprehended by U.S. federal law enforcement officials during the early morning hours on Saturday after they crossed over onto U.S. soil, according to a report. … “CBP said the soldiers, their weapons and equipment ‘were secured for safety…