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4 Lessons for Leaders from The Heights of Courage


The Heights of Courage: A Tank Leader’s War on the Golan by Avigdor Kahalani is a worthwhile read for any young military leader, and a must-read for any armor officer. Kahalani, who retired from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a brigadier general, served as a company commander in the Six Day War of 1967, leading tanks in the Sinai, and during the 1973 Yom Kippur War – which is the...

Insurance Options Drop For WI Population Centers


Wisconsinites living in key population centers have seen their health insurance choices limited since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange. Launched three years ago, the ObamaCare exchange provides a marketplace for consumers to purchase government-mandated health insurance coverage while potentially receiving a federal subsidy for the cost of that insurance...

Ken Bone: Carrying a Great American Tradition Forward


Sweaters. They are a sort of everyman approach to staying warm and projecting a bit of style. Far more upscale than a mere sweatshirt or hoodie, a sweater keeps you warm while projecting a sense of down home candor and honesty. Suits can be stuffy, sweaters are friendly. Perhaps that’s why American presidents and presidential candidates have at been known to adopt the sweater as an...

Leave Your Safe Space. Now.


Life is busy. Technology accompanies our nearly every move, urgently demanding rapid responses amid crowded schedules and pressing demands. Safely ensconced in our urban or suburban existence we move from one artificial environment to the next, pausing only here or there for a few hours of outdoor exercise. For those lucky enough to live in a rural area, the outdoors is certainly a bigger part of...

Missouri Senate Candidate Lifts Line from Hollywood


Missouri Democrat Jason Kander is attempting to oust Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, but the young Democrat has a slight credibility problem with a review of old blog posts showing Kander lifted a line from the movie The American President and used it as his own to describe his distaste for Republicans. Kander, who is the current Missouri Secretary of State, is trailing Blunt by about 5-7 percentage...

FBI Director James Comey’s Sudden Fear of Facts


FBI Director James Comey is not afraid to disagree with his superiors; nor is he afraid to play hardball with the facts. Both of these points make his actions on Tuesday – holding a press conference to publicly lay out the results of the FBI’s investigation into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s misuse of private e-mail servers for confidential and top secret communications...

Facebook Suppressed News About Conservatives


Facebook’s influential newsfeed feature has suppressed news about conservatives, including Gov. Scott Walker (R), according to a Monday morning story published by Gizmodo, a tech news website. Gizmodo technology editor Michael Nunez spoke with several Facebook “news curators” who decided to blow the whistle on the social media giant’s censoring practices. According to the...

Feingold Disagrees With Admirals, Wants Fewer US Subs


Two-term Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold is desperate to get his old seat back in Wisconsin, and to that end he unveiled a policy plan that he calls “Fiscal Fitness.” According to his campaign, the plan is designed to show that Feingold is serious about cutting wasteful spending in Washington. But there’s a problem with the plan. A big problem. In his haste to contrive “savings” for taxpayers...

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