I’ve had the fortune and misfortune to experience our healthcare systems from many sides. Growing up in Maine, my family didn’t participate in activities like ice-skating because it could land us in the emergency room – and we weren’t insured. Today, I’m fortunate to have two jobs that provide one of the better healthcare plans our nation has. As a Maine state legislator and member of the Marine Reserves, I am better… Read More

It may surprise you to learn that the current G.I. Bill has depreciated so much that it doesn’t even cover half the cost of an in-state public university. When I joined the Marines in 2002, I didn’t rely on the educational benefits as advertised because I knew Congress has yet to fulfill the original promise of the G.I. Bill in modern-day terms – to provide full educational benefits to every service member…. Read More

This week, there are two compelling reasons for me to write this post. As an Iraq War veteran, watching Charles Ferguson’s documentary, No End in Sight, left me frustrated at those such as Donald Rumsfeld whose arrogance cost American and Iraqi lives. As an officer in the College Democrats of America, the GAO’s report stating that Iraq has hardly made any political progress left me again questioning a flawed and failing policy…. Read More

Chief of Navy Reserve visits Sailors in Bahrain http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=78449 Story Number: NNS131226-01Release Date: 12/26/2013 9:18:00 AM A  A  A         By Lt. j.g. Alex Cornell de Houx and Ensign David Copley, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs U.S. NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (NNS) — Chief of Navy Reserve, commander, Navy Reserve Force, arrived in Bahrain Dec. 22, as part of a region-wide trip to thank mobilized Sailors for… Read More

Watch: Spring Dance 2016 Show Archives May 11, 2016 by Rebecca Goldfine May 5-7, 2016, in Pickard Theater. Five dance classes performed—from beginner to advanced—and Julian Andrews ’17 screened a work he composed in an independent study. See the show’s program here. Photos by Alex Cornell du Houx

Museum Pieces, a Bowdoin tradition for more than 20 years, capped off this year’s Common Hour series. The annual event, performed on the steps of the Museum of Art, celebrates the arrival of spring through dance and music provided by the Department of Theater and Dance, class projects and independent student work. This year’s show featured a farewell dance for President Barry Mills and his wife, Karen. The performers, in order of… Read More

Sep 28, 2014 US military veterans from the Truman National Security Project have written an open letter to Fox News complaining that offensive comments about a female United Arab Emirates pilot were “unwarranted” and “fundamentally opposed to what the military stands for.” During Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Five,” co-hosts Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld ridiculed Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female UAE pilot and F-16 squadron commander leading airstrikes against ISIS…. Read More

By ALYSSA NEWCOMB October 19, 2010, 6:26 AM Undercover video shows state lawmakers accepting big cash payouts for favors. Oct. 25, 2010 — — Nearly two decades ago, corruption appeared to be a fixture of the Arizona legislature. A sting run by local law enforcement captured the worst of it on undercover tapes. Freshman state representative Sue Laybe counted bribe cash on camera. Senate Majority whip Carolyn Walker said $10,000 would get… Read More