On Thursday, lawmakers introduced a new bipartisan Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to officially extend the Pentagon’s campaign against terrorism to include ISIS — and, in turn, throw the brakes on the ever-expanding 16-year-old global war on terror.
U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Lauren Penney
On a party line vote, the Senate Thursday overturned privacy rules that barred companies that provide internet service from gathering and profiting from consumers’ personal information without their consent.
There are many ways America honors its service members, a spectrum even, that runs from more to less appropriate or meaningful. Certainly military cemeteries and national monuments and holidays have been codified into American DNA as ways that we celebrate and honor our vets. More recently, on the other end of that spectrum, professional sports franchises have been celebrating the military in cheap on-field gimmicks that senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have dubbed “paid patriotism.”