4 Things You Should Reflect on This Veterans Day

4 Things You Should Reflect on This Veterans Day

Veterans Day doesn’t lend itself to commercial attention like its twin, Memorial Day. This is probably because it’s squeezed between two other cash-registering holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving, and it does not coincide with a car-cultural observance like the Indy...
Sen. John McCain: What Makes a Hero?

Sen. John McCain: What Makes a Hero?

I can’t recall that the late John McCain ever referred to himself as a hero or as the best, smartest or only person who can “make America great.” That wasn’t his style. He openly admitted, “I’ve made a lot of mistakes.” But, in my opinion, honesty alone does not make...

Religious Groups Support Repealing Gay Military Ban

WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Pentagon readies a long-awaited survey of military personnel on lifting the Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell policy, a new poll suggests broad support across religious groups for allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly. The Pentagon report, expected to...

Israel A Model on Gays in the Military

JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel, like the United States, is a largely secular society with deep religious roots. And Israel, like the United States, is home to vocal religious conservatives who frown on homosexuality. But Israel, unlike the United States, has allowed gays and...