David Weber has written some stories in Keith Laumer's Bolo canon, one of which I liked enough to read aloud to Mrs. T., but he still seems tainted by contact with PC, for all the military bluster. All those women in combat command — meh. I don't care how many years you project into the future, human nature isn't going to change THAT much.
That being said, I'll just hafta go check out Mr. Ringo. Thanks for the tip.
In defense of David Weber, he does an excellent job of writing exciting military SF. His women in combat issue is, I agree, overdone. But IMO a small price to pay. With that exception and some occasional nods to same sex marriage his message is actually quite conservative, certainly from an economic standpoint. The baddies are all statists and economic centralizers, while the good guys take the need for a free market for granted.