Without understanding it, I was once an unquestioning devotee of war.

It started during a Congressional internship in 2008, when I took a manic deep-dive into the minutest developments in the Global War on Terror. …

Every year on September 11, I return to the past.

I sit in my eighth grade ancient civilizations class, where a late student arrives with news about an errant plane flying into a New York City building. The teacher waves him off and commences to teach. In the next period…

After September 11, 2001, Americans made the united declaration that they would “Never Forget” the terror attacks that took 2,977 innocent lives and rocked our sense of security.

World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001 (Image from flickr)

Eighteen years later, Facebook has determined that the well-documented reality of that day’s disturbing events is not appropriate for its audiences. Just…

This is a story with purpose, so I’ll come out with it at the start: I am working to ensure that the life of John ‘Yogi’ Graham, the F-14 RIO,who went through the RAG with my dad, Glen ‘Wheels’ Wheless almost four decades ago, is forever immortalized. Yogi perished in…

Beth Bailey

Freelance writer working on a novel about love and the war in Afghanistan. You can find my work in the Washington Examiner, the Federalist, and the Detroit News

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