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  • Lawrence O'Donnell: Americans Aren't Rugged Individualists - They're Socialists

    04/13/2011 11:08:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/13/11
    Last November, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell proudly declared himself a socialist on national television. On Wednesday, "The Last Word" host took this a huge step further saying the whole idea that Americans are rugged individualists is an illusion because they're all really socialists (video follows with transcript and commentary): (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: From our first days as a nation, we have put our faith in free markets and free enterprise as the engine of America's wealth and prosperity. More than citizens of any other country, we are rugged individualists, a self-reliant people, with a healthy skepticism of too...
  • Sacrifices of Military Children Aren't Forgotten, Pace Says

    04/18/2006 5:59:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2006 – Children in military families make sacrifices and serve their country as much as anyone in uniform does, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. "In so many loving ways, our children quietly shoulder part of the burden, making their mom or dad understand that what they are doing is important," Marine Gen. Peter Pace said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. Military parents often have to miss holidays and special occasions, and children are left home to worry while parents go on difficult missions, Pace...