The indictment on Friday by Robert Mueller of thirteen Russians for interference operations marks a dramatic escalation in the U.S. government’s willingness to detail and respond to the steady barrage of digital attacks against the United States.
After the 2016 election, America seems to be increasingly divided. With social, economic, and political issues coming to a head across the country, it is hard to feel as though our 50 states are truly united in anything other than name. On this day, 153 years ago, however, President Abraham Lincoln addressed the nation with this Thanksgiving proclamation: A message of hope, one we could all use today.
This is not an endorsement for any political candidate. Rather, this is a call to arms — to vote! — for all veterans and active military personnel. Your vote in the 2016 presidential election is more important than ever, because if we veterans voice ourselves in the full-throttled manner to which we are accustomed, our votes will be a deciding factor, regardless of which way it swings.
The 2016 election is just weeks away, after a whirlwind year, during which more than 20 candidates sought to serve in the highest office in the land. Now, we’ve narrowed it down to just two main candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The challenges and responsibilities imposed on the office of the presidency are enormous. The coming weeks will be devoted to debating which candidate has the experience, perspective, and vision to tackle them.