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Rolling Thunder Rolls Into DC

By Doug Powers  •  May 29, 2011 04:04 PM

**Written by Doug Powers As I write this, it’s raining and I hear thunder in the sky, or it could just be the distant echo of Harleys: WASHINGTON — The sound of motorcycles is filling the streets of Washington this Memorial Day weekend. The group Rolling Thunder is in town for a motorcycle ride and […]

Jane Fonda Disinvited from Keynoting Women’s Summit

By Doug Powers  •  March 20, 2011 02:59 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Somebody at the New Hampshire Women’s Leadership Summit developed a sudden nut allergy. You’d think that if you invited Jane Fonda to speak at your event, you’d know what you were getting yourself into as far as possible backlash, but that doesn’t appear to have been the case at this event: […]

New Civility Update: Columbia University Students Heckle Purple Heart Veteran

By Doug Powers  •  February 20, 2011 04:33 PM

Shameful reception

Band of Brothers hero Dick Winters, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 10, 2011 10:43 PM

An American war hero was buried yesterday. We will never forget: Via Larry Alexander at LancasterOnline.com: Standing by the grave of Major Richard D. Winters on Sunday, gazing at the American flag fluttering in the icy January wind, this reporter felt a profound sense of loss. Winters, the Lancaster County native who rose to worldwide […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor: 69 years

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 7, 2010 09:23 AM

Never forget: A newsreel of the Day of Infamy: A survivor on the USS Maryland remembers: Charlie Webb was shaving aboard the USS Maryland on Dec. 7, 1941, when the call to report to general stations went out. The Maryland was on Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor, and Pearl Harbor was being attacked by Japanese […]

Happy Veterans Day: Thank you!

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 11, 2010 09:11 AM

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our great nation. Thank you for your courage and dedication. Thank you for our freedom. We can’t say it enough. The Military Channel has some excellent Veterans Day videos and tribute features. A few years ago, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing several Doolittle Raiders […]

Terror in the Beltway update: Shots at Va. Coast Guard recruiting station

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 2, 2010 10:07 AM

Late last week, I noted the spate of related shootings in the Beltway area targeting military buildings — including the Marine Corps Museum in D.C., the Pentagon, and a vacant Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Va. Ballistics tests have tied all the attacks together. Now, FOX 5 in Washington, D.C. reports another incident involving […]

Terror in the Beltway: Marines, military targeted

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 29, 2010 09:56 AM

The wall-to-wall campaign coverage has distracted me from noting several terrifying shootings in the Beltway area — all targeting the military and specifically, the Marines. The shooter is apparently on the loose with a high-powered rifle. Earlier in the week, there were three incidents: he FBI said on Thursday that it has linked a shooting […]

Inspirational video of the day

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 29, 2010 11:20 AM

Sent in by reader Lynne S. Just watch these amazing Wounded Warriors and get inspired:

A Marine’s family needs your help

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 15, 2010 03:08 PM

Marine Corporal Brian Downard, 24, died of testicular cancer on Monday. He leaves behind a seven-year-old son, Jesse. The American Legion reports that Downard’s mother, Brenda, who will now raise Jesse, needs help raising money for funeral and living expenses. From the Burn Pit: Funeral expenses are $14,942.55, a sum that Brenda simply does not […]

Mocking war hero Nick Popaditch: A teachable moment; Updated

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 13, 2010 02:08 AM

On Sunday night, several readers e-mailed to let me know about a cartoon in the Imperial Valley (CA) Press that upset them immensely. Reader Marty sent the jpeg. It shows two young skateboarder punks looking up at a campaign poster. The candidate is not identified. He is bald and wears an eye patch. The punks […]

Happy 235th Birthday, U.S. Army

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 14, 2010 12:35 PM

From the U.S. Army website: Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the current operations taking place around the world, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 235th birthday commemorates America’s Army […]

It’s June 6th — Isn’t Google Forgetting Something Again?

By Doug Powers  •  June 6, 2010 11:03 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Last year on June 6th Google celebrated the 25th birthday of Tetris: On June 6th the year before that, Google recognized the birthday of Spanish painter Diego Velasquez: But today, June 6, 2010… nothing: Google is purposefully ignoring a big event, aren’t they? Don’t they know that this is the […]

Memorial Day Salute

By Doug Powers  •  May 31, 2010 08:11 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers The word “sacrifice” is often used in a wildly exaggerated fashion (for some of us, it’s a “sacrifice” to lose cable for a day), but those who make very real and sometimes ultimate sacrifices are some of the reasons that the rest of us are in the enviable position of […]

Rolling Thunder 2010

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 30, 2010 08:50 PM

Paying tribute to those who fought and died to keep America free:


By Michelle Malkin  •  May 30, 2010 12:16 AM

From reader S., a YouTube Memorial Day video tribute set to “Arlington,” by Trace Adkins: *** President Obama, as you know, is enjoying basketball and barbecue this Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. Let’s hope his staff has straightened him out on the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day by now.

Memorial Day Weekend 2010: Giving thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 29, 2010 10:27 PM

Taps Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Go to sleep, peaceful sleep, May the soldier or sailor, God keep. On the land or the deep, Safe in sleep. Love, good night, Must thou go, When the day, And […]

AP: Obama to Skip Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington on Monday

By Doug Powers  •  May 25, 2010 11:20 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers President Obama went to Arlington Cemetery to lay the wreath last year, but this year Obama’s handing the wreath to Plugs and heading off to the more welcoming political climes of Chicago: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to spend a long holiday weekend in Chicago. The White House […]

Blumenthal Flanked by Another Phony During Non-Apology?

By Doug Powers  •  May 19, 2010 03:56 PM

**Posted by guest-blogger Doug Powers Head on over to Doug Ross’s site and read about one of Richard Blumenthal’s supporters at yesterday’s non-apology. Amazingly enough, it appears that Blumenthal addressed his “few misplaced words” about claiming to have served in Vietnam while flanked by veterans who supposedly still support him — and one of those […]

In defense of the Freedom Alliance and Sean Hannity

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 19, 2010 11:20 PM

I had the honor of speaking at one of Oliver North’s Freedom Alliance events in 2002 about immigration and national security. While there, I met Shannon Spann, the widow of American hero Johnny “Mike” Spann — the 32-year-old CIA officer and former Marine Corps artillery specialist who was the first American killed in action during […]

Video flashback: Obama botched “corpseman” before

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 10, 2010 01:04 PM

Turns out it wasn’t just a one-off flub. President Obama mispronounced “corpseman” before last week’s gaffe-a-thon….on October 26, 2009 during a speech to graduates of the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. Reader Chris P. sends the video and e-mails: “Doesn’t Obama have any military advisors, Democrat Senators or anyone who saw the speech and […]

Pearl Harbor: 68 years

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 7, 2009 05:48 AM

Never forget: The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association is here. Their numbers are dwindling, but WWII veterans who bore witness to the Japanese attacks on this infamous day are fighting to keep the memories and the history alive. Ed Morrissey noted last year that former Hawaii resident Barack Obama couldn’t get his Pearl Harbor history right: […]

P.C. in the U.S.A.: A deadly, bipartisan infection

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 11, 2009 10:26 AM

Hey, you know how President Obama constantly carps about having inherited all the nation’s worst problems? Well, there’s one problem he did indeed inherit from the Bush administration — but it’s a problem he won’t acknowledge because it indicts the wretched excesses of the Left. The problem is Washington’s tolerance fetish. The path to Fort […]

Veterans Day 2009: Thank you

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 11, 2009 05:01 AM

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our great nation. Thank you for your courage and dedication. Thank you for our freedom. We can’t say it enough. Applebee’s honors vets and active duty military with a free meal today. Krispy Kreme is doing the same. Or take a vet out to McCormack & Schmick’s […]

Happy 234th Birthday, Marines!

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 10, 2009 09:53 AM

Today is the 234th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps. Here is the Commandant’s Message celebrating the proud history of the Marines: Hoorah! Project Valour IT’s annual fundraiser for wounded warriors continues. I’m on Team Marines and we are nearing our $35,000 goal, but we need help getting over the top. It’s […]

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