Defense Wins Championships, but Offense Saves the Planet

We Americans are at our best when we’re on offense, facing enemies and taking advantage of opportunities.  As a country, we got our start by taking up arms so that we could achieve our freedom.  Then we saw the land lying west of the Mississippi as opportunity and went west with lots of determination and very little planning.  In the process, individuals blazed the trails to establish small communities,…

It’s Time to Bring Back Earmarks 

It’s Time to Bring Back Earmarks  by Howard Marlowe  Is it Time to Bring Back Earmarks?YesNoOnly for the CorpsVote It has been nearly eight years since Congress gave away control over spending.  Next January when the new House of Representatives meets to adopt its rules, it can correct that mistake by striking its “temporary” ban on congressionally-directed-funding, or earmarks.  Since 2008, Congress has only once passed…

Back to the Future

History is about the present.  Think about it.  People had to live their lives centuries ago just like you do today.  Food, shelter, and safety were their concerns, as well as yours.   In the early 1800’s, they didn’t have all the comforts of daily life we take for granted today.  For example, transportation from one place to another was literally…

Trump’s Bad Idea for the Corps

The headlines for June 21, 2018 weren’t much different from most over the past 18 months.  Immigration dominated the headlines, with the major story being the presidential decision to end the forced separation of immigrants crossing into the U.S.  It was also the day the Trump administration announced its plan for a major reorganization of parts of the Federal…