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Monday, December 11, 2017
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal addresses the Marching On conference on gun violence prevention in Middletown

Trump, Who Received Five Draft Deferments, Attacks Sen. Blumenthal’s Military Record

Trump has maligned Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War, an ironic line of attack from a president who received five deferments from the draft and never served in the military.

August 7, 2017
Tom Hayden liberal activist dead at 76

Tom Hayden, 1960s Activist Who Championed Liberal Causes, Dead At 76

Hayden’s charisma, drive and intellectual heft made him a potent force. The anti-Vietnam War activist and member of the Chicago 7 relished being a thorn in the side of the powerful.

October 24, 2016
A banner stating "We Love You Mohammad" is displayed as well-wishers touch the hearse carrying the body of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali during his funeral procession through Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Muhammad Ali Feted By The Famous And Fans In Final Farewell

At an emotional memorial service at a Louisville sports arena, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal, Ali’s wife Lonnie and leaders of many of the world’s religious traditions delivered powerful tributes to the man who Clinton called a “universal soldier for our common humanity.”

June 11, 2016

Muhammad Ali: ‘Greatest’ Boxer, Showman, Ambassador

Muhammed Ali, who called himself “The Greatest” — and many agreed — has died at age 74. An icon of the 20th Century, Ali’s boxing fame was amplified by his political activism, his commitment to Islam, his humanitarian work, and his charismatic persona.

June 5, 2016
Witness to the Revolution cover

Excerpt: Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

In this special Memorial Day excerpt from Witness To the Revolution, her new oral history of the upheavals at the end of the Sixties, author Clara Bingham brings us voices of the pathbreaking protesters who stood up as Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

May 29, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama receives flowers as he arrives at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Obama’s Statecraft in East Asia

In the waning months of his presidency, Barack Obama seeks to redefine U.S. foreign policy, most recently in his embrace of one of the biggest phantoms of the Cold War battlefield: Vietnam.

May 24, 2016

Anti-War Priest Daniel Berrigan Dies, Aged 94

Berrigan was once imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam war in 1968. The brothers entered a draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, in May 1968 with other activists and removed records of young men about to be shipped to Vietnam. The group took the files outside and burned them.

May 2, 2016

Nixon Agonistes — His Tainted Legacy Still Overshadows The Nation

Richard Nixon’s chief legacy is a pattern of presidential abuse of power from which our country is still recovering.

July 12, 2015

A ‘Family Hero’ Of Vietnam War Will Be Remembered At Military Cemetery

On Memorial Day, Purdie will visit the grave of her son — whom most everyone called David — at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. It will be her 100th birthday.

May 25, 2015

Pacifist Or Chickenhawk? How Jeb (Almost) Avoided The Vietnam Draft

Evidently Jeb Bush remains enthusiastic about war only for other people’s sons and daughters

May 14, 2015

Trolling For Hollers

Welcome to the strange world of the right-wing blogosphere.

November 13, 2014