Jeff Danovich
Jeff Danovich

Jeff is currently a student at The George Washington University. He is currently working to earn a B.A. in Political Science (and a double minor in International Affairs and Sustainability). Also a veteran, Jeff has served in Northern Iraq in 2003 and 2004. His experiences in Iraq as a Civil Affairs Operator has shown the direct affects of "Soft Power" in the war zone. He believes the keys to overcoming terrorist threats overseas is to win the hearts and minds of the local population. Jeff also is a strong advocate for the environment and is very enthusiastic about what the Department of Defense is currently doing to create a more sustainable and eco-friendly fighting force. A fun fact about Jeff is that his first day of Basic Training in the U.S. Army was September 10, 2001.

April 25, 2013

Boston Bombing Suspect Received Welfare, But That's Not the Real Story

Lost in the criticism of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife receiving government assistance is the fact that she worked between 70-90 hours per week and still needed help.

March 19, 2013

It's Time For Men to Do More For Feminism

Gender equality will not be achieved through “girl power” alone. Feminists need men to advocate for and with them.
Jan. 14, 2013

CIA Nominee John Brennan Draws Fire From Civil Liberties and Human Rights Advocates

The nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA is full of controversy. He was an architect of "enhanced interrogation" techniques that left a stain on America.
Jan. 10, 2013

What Happens in States Like West Virginia After Coal?

Coal is king in southern West Virginia. But we can already see the effect that the dwindling supply of coal is having on this region.
Nov. 7, 2012

Obama Wins Presidency. LIVE Updates from Battleground States, Key Veterans Races

Live Election Night updates, with a special focus on the key battleground state of Virginia and the state of Maryland, and veterans who are running for office throughout the country.
Oct. 23, 2012

Debate Results: Obama Uses Experience, Steady Leadership to Win Presidential Debate

President Barack Obama won the debate, hands down. He did this by highlighting his policies while Mitt Romney showed his inexperience in foreign affairs.

Oct. 22, 2012

Obama Takes Command of Third and Final Presidential Debate

Follow along for some smart, and sometimes humorous (both accidentally and on purpose) insights into the third and final presidential debate on foreign policy in Boca Raton, Florida.
Oct. 22, 2012

Presidential Debate 2012: The Truth Obama and Romney Should Know About China

Attention is on the presidential debate on Monday, but as the candidates discuss China, who are the key players in Chinese politics? Everything you need to know about Chinese leadership.
Oct. 6, 2012

Outdated GI Bill Cheats our Veterans From College Education, The Sequel

In March, I reported on the failures of the Department of Veterans Affairs in paying out education benefits to student veterans in a timely fashion. Here is an update.
Sept. 21, 2012

Rand Paul and GOP Cut Veterans Job Bill: How Vets Became the Latest Casualty in the War Against Obama

By using rules and procedures, Republican members of the Senate kill veterans Job Corps bill. This is just the latest GOP obstruction aimed at denying President Obama any sort of victory.
May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Is Not Just for Remembering the Fallen

Because I served my country in Iraq, I have been fortunate enough to have many opportunities come to me. Others who fought alongside are not that lucky.

May 25, 2012

Green Energy Will Win With Government Subsidies and Tax Incentives

In order to protect jobs, investments and our troops overseas, the federal government still needs to support the fast growing green energy sector.
May 21, 2012

Solar, Wind, and Other Renewable Energy Jobs Are a Perfect Fit For Veterans

With record unemployment in the veteran population and record growth expected in the renewable energy field, matching veterans with clean energy jobs is a no-brainer.
May 17, 2012

Chuck Brown's Death Could Usher in a New Era of Political Bipartisanship

Chuck Brown was one of the few things that brought people of the DC together. The celebration of his music could be a rebirth of bipartisanship in Washington.
April 3, 2012

Maryland Primaries More About Democrats Than Republicans

A look at Tuesday's Maryland primary.
April 2, 2012

Military investment in solar power, biofuels, and clean energy must be supported by Congress

National Security needs to be prioritized over partisanship in Congress. The Military's efforts to integrate clean, alternative energy sources is sound policy.

March 27, 2012

Marine Tea Party Facebook Page Goes Against Military Principles

Marine Gary Stein claims that his "Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots" Facebook page is free speech, but using social media to voice political opinions demonstrates poor discipline.
March 13, 2012

Kony 2012 Has Highlighted the Uganda Plight, But Development Must Continue Once Joseph Kony is Gone

Because of the video produced by Invisible Children, Joseph Kony has received a lot of attention. But once he is captured, we can not afford to ignore the problems in Uganda.
March 8, 2012

Special Forces Make Modern War More Efficient

It is more prudent to use Special Forces in our current conflicts because, as force multipliers, they are better equipped to deal with the problem of global terrorism.
Feb. 27, 2012

Outdated GI Bill Cheats Our Veterans From College Education

Thousands of current and future veterans will miss out on a college education because the post 9/11 GI Bill is woefully outdated.