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  • When Black is White: The Politics of Self-identification

      By Pablo James I have never attended Ranger School, the Special Forces Qualification Course, BUDs, or whatever training the guys from the Special Missions Units go through. I don’t care....

  • The Sobel Dilemma

      By SGT Awesome In the Rhino Den writer’s room the other day a few of us were having a discussion about whether BDU or Multi-cam brought out the color of...

  • The Fine Line Between Hard and Stupid

      By Lana Duffy Contrary to most Manhattan-dwellers, I have a small section of coveted, private outdoor space. So naturally I put in a small fire pit after my super told...

  • The 6 Best Sports to Prepare You for the Military

      By Pablo James Friends and colleagues of veterans often approach us for information about the military. Some ask for our thoughts on military current events and strategies. Others come to...

  • Gun Trouble?

      By LTC Craig Grosenheider, (USA Retired) “Gun Trouble” – the December 28th article in The Atlantic claims the current issue M16/M4 is “killing our soldiers” and that the military is...

  • Top 15 Signs of Curmudgeonism

      By RU Rob Our in-house curmudgeon, Kelly Crigger, has blessed the holiday season with a slew of  curmudgeonisms.  If you have not read his book, Curmudgeonism: A Surly Man’s Guide...

  • America, the World’s Insurance Policy: Time to Let the Boulder Roll

      By Havok13 I don’t go around seeking hidden meaning in cartoons, but sometimes inspiration strikes. It will probably take about as much time for you to read this description of...

  • Ambition In A World Of Mediocrity

      By Marty Skovlund Ambition is often lauded as an amicable quality, but in reality anyone who possesses this quality is often in receipt of disdain by many in our modern...

  • RU Listening #5: The Election Edition

  • Curmudgeonism: A Review

    By RU Twisted Here’s the thing: anyone who has read Kelly Crigger’s previous books or his numerous entries at The Rhino Den and Unapologetically American knows he is a talented writer....

  • Hero Without a Gun

      By Left of the Boom Hero without a Gun I read about a man who went to war without a gun and I was puzzled because not only was he...

  • Hero of the Week: Master Sergeant Joshua Gavulic

      By Havoc 13 I never met Josh “Gav” Gavulic, but by all accounts he was an all-around genuinely good person. People who knew him well describe a dedicated father and...

  • Hero of the Week: David Draiman

    By RU Rob Earlier this week, Rolling Stone, the formerly greatest music mag on the planet, published an absolutely disgusting cover of their most recent issue. Underneath the mop head of...

  • Hero of the Week: Ranger Up?

    Editor’s note: The following was sent to me via email.  I have toiled with posting it for the last several weeks but finally said “fuck it.” Haters will hate.  -RU Rob...

  • Hero of the Week: The Mellow Mushroom

    Editor’s Note: Big thanks to Sylvia for sending this to us. There isn’t going to be any commentary from us as the original article from ABC News and written by Susan...

  • Hero of the Week: CPT Chad Maddox

    By RU  Contributor Yeti The military forges friendships and bonds that last through even the toughest of times.  The relationship between Army Captains Chad Maddox and Greg Galeazzi is a perfect...

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