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The tireless, majestic vision of Lincoln PDF Print E-mail

Elizabeth D. Samet is a professor of English at the U.S. Military Academy and the author of “Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point.”

This year’s celebration of the Fourth of July is amplified by the sesquicentennial of the Union victory at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The holiday will no doubt serve the requisite dose of patriotic feeling, sentimentality and togetherness to convince us that we have exercised some civic virtue. But the vacation time spent with family and friends will mostly serve to remind us that we are exhausted. Exhaustion is the national refrain. When everyone from a basketball coach to a Cabinet member retires from view, we are told how exhausted each is and discover a public echo of our own private feeling.

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Fund Drive 33 PDF Print E-mail
To all members and friends of WP-ORG,

On behalf of all WP-ORG volunteers and the Board of Advisors I am happy to report that FD33 has been successfully completed and WP-ORG's operations are now funded for the next six months.

Thank you, and, as is said at West Point, "cease work!"

The on-line donation gate has been closed and any donations that continue to be received by mail will be credited toward FD34. The final Donation Report may be viewed at:

WP-ORG could not exist without your donations and the tireless efforts of those who continue to contribute their valuable time.

Please stay tuned to changes forthcoming which will be announced on the CEO blog and the WP-ORG home page.

Again, thank you!

Paul Werner
USMA 1983 'Proud to Be!'
WP-ORG, Inc. CEO
 
Army wants outspoken West Point cadet to pay up PDF Print E-mail

An Army cadet who left West Point Academy just months shy of his graduation to make a high-profile protest of religious proselytizing at the school now faces Pentagon demands that he repay the cost of his education — either through active-duty service or by paying as much as $250,000. The notification this week that he would be hit up for the fees blindsided Blake Page, 24, who says that top leadership at West Point assured him that "recoupment" of costs for his taxpayer-funded education would be waived when he left the school in December.

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House subcommittee should defund West Point CTC PDF Print E-mail

Americans for Limited Government today urged a House subcommittee to defund the West Point Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) after it released a study on terrorism that Wilson said is targeted against regular Americans. “Not one more dime of taxpayer money should be wasted on CTC, which is indoctrinating our servicemen and women with brazen propaganda against the American people until this report is denounced and its author terminated from government service,” Wilson wrote in his letter to members of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. The report, “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” by Dr. Arie Perliger, director of terrorism studies at the CTC, was published on Jan. 15.

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Beat Navy! But not this week PDF Print E-mail

Beat Navy! An Army football player is not required – at least not yet – to have this invocation tattoed on his chest, but from the first day of spring practice it is recited like a mantra. Go Army, Beat Navy. And after having defeated Air Force last week, such a victory would carry with it an added bonus – the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, awarded to the service academy with the best record against its peers. The problem? The Black Knights have two games to play before taking on the Midshipmen, including Saturday’s game against Rutgers. And no one is more manic obsessive than Army coach Rich Ellerson about taking one play, much less one game, at a time.

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