Mike Fayette
Mike Fayette
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Memorial Day 2013: How Millennials Killed the Holiday

A generation of Americans don't support the one day our country honors military deaths. Someday soon, Memorial Day will be totally dead.

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Iraq War Anniversary: How Should We Commemorate?

Commemorating the 10th year of War in Iraq requires a perspective that many Americans find difficult to accept, including the author. War is measured in "blood and treasure" but there is more.
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Pope Francis: Is He, Or Any Pope, Relevant to Millennials?

With the number of young Americans rejecting Christianity growing, what does the pope mean to them, anyhow?
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LAPD Officer Killings: What We Should Learn From Christopher Dorner

When disgruntled employees resort to murder, does anyone really care why? We should get to the bottom of why an LAPD officer would go on a killing spree.
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Why Reinstating the Military Draft is a Bad Idea

Recent public discourse regarding the reestablishment of a draft by some well-known and well-regarded public figures has people wondering if this is the correct national course of action.
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The Military Cheated an Afghanistan Vet Out of a Congressional Medal of Honor

The military's habit of playing politics with the lives of its heroes needs to stop.

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The US Air Sea Battle Strategy: What War With China Would Look Like

War with China is not a forgone conclusion, but preparation for it is a necessity.
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Dick Cheney Has Absolutely No Right to Attack President Obama

Former Vice President Dick Cheney shares with the world that President Obama is "our weakest president ever."
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8 Policies an Absolute Republican Majority Would Enact if Democrats Sit Out the 2012 Election

What if in our two-party political system tug of war, one party "let go of the rope?"
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Army Suicides: The Most Alarming and Tragically Hidden Secret in America

"Army Strong" isn't just a brand, it's a way of life (and death).
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Special Ops U.S. Commandos Found Dead in Mali With Moroccan Prostitutes

News of 3 US military members killed in Mali -- a country we officially exited from -- and then recovered with the bodies of 3 prostitutes underscores the connection of invisibility and character

9 Things I've Learned From John Boehner and Kim Kardashian

With age comes wisdom, or at least what passes for it. Here are 9 realities I've learned about America during the last 10 years.
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On PTSD Awareness Day, Blatant Misconceptions On What the Disorder Really Is

PTSD is a relatively misunderstood disorder, often mischaracterized and misportrayed, but it's not the bogey man we're led to believe. There is help.
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Gay Pride Month in the Pentagon: It's Time to Salute Everyone Who Serves Our Nation

On the controversial heels of the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the Pentagon is formally recognizing openly gay, lesbian and bisexual military members, and honoring their service.