Tommy Tuberville Is Just the Face of a ‘Broken’ Confirmation Process, Critics Say

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., speaks to reporters in the Capitol building on Sept. 21, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Anger over Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s blockade of high-ranking military promotions may have hit a boiling point this week, as a handful of fellow Republicans began to publicly pressure the former football coach to spike his nine-month-long stunt. Calling the blockade a “national security suicide mission,” Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska spent hours on […]

‘Last Stop USA’: How the Army Is Trying to Fill in for a Broken Education System

Army Future Soldier Preparatory Course Pilot Program, Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Nearly every student, sitting at desks in Army uniforms at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, had a similar story. The public schools they came from were crumbling: There were holes in the walls, books held together with duct tape, few computers, not enough teachers and failing air conditioning that made paying attention in class impossible in […]