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Zachary Hubbard | Some actions defy explanation
Like a poorly delivered joke that leaves a comedian’s audience waiting for the punch line, there are scores of factors about American society that make me moan, “I don’t get it.” Sometimes it seems as if we Americans are losing our minds. I see evidence of this every day.
Zachary Hubbard | Obama should study Powell Doctrine
During his tenure as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Colin Powell elaborated on eight questions he believed should be considered before committing U.S. military forces to war.
Zachary Hubbard | EPA taking jobs, hope from coal country
I just returned from a visit to my birthplace in Harlan County, Kentucky, which lies in the southeast corner of the state.
Zachary Hubbard | Random thoughts on politics, our money
Lately, the news has contained more baloney than usual. Let’s start with Ukraine, where I left off last time.
Zachary Hubbard | Obama's diplomacy pickle: Crimea crisis
With all of the political pundits piling on about the current crisis in the Ukraine, I’m puzzled that I have yet to hear anyone seriously discuss Russia’s Near Abroad policy.
Zachary Hubbard | Federal contracting system broken, out of control
I’ve been feeling surly. It started several weeks ago when Congress passed legislation making large cuts in the annual cost-of-living pay adjustments for active and retired military personnel.
Zachary Hubbard | It was so cold ...
Late last night I got a phone call from a friend stationed at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. He told me that since early morning, the snow had been coming down steadily.
Zachary Hubbard | Throwing veterans under the bus
Americans love honoring their military veterans. They cheer loudly for troops returning home from combat zones in far away countries; they hold veterans’ parades and decorate veterans’ graves; and they walk up to veterans and thank them for their service. Unfortunately, most of the honors end there.
Zachary Hubbard | Republican Party is in need of a facelift
Thirty-nine House Democrats facing re-election in 2014 recently jumped ship and sided with Republicans to vote for changes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Zachary Hubbard | For military brats, Germany was a magical place
A long chapter in U.S. history is closing. The once behemoth U.S. military forces in Germany are slowly withdrawing. In April, the last Army tanks were shipped home, marking the first time in almost
70 years there were no American tanks on German soil. While most Americans would consider this a political development, for some of us, it’s quite personal.
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