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The Great Debate
from War College:
The army that went into the Vietnam War didn't look that different from the force that fought in Korea, or even World War Two. But defense contractors and military leaders were intent on making sure it didn't stay that way.
The U.S. Constitution gives the states almost total control over how Americans live and vote. Republicans appear to have grasped the importance of this, but most Democrats have not. Since losing the White House and Congress in 2008, the GOP has focused time, money and talent on gaining control of state governments.