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This Veterans Day: Take the Time To Listen


By Clare Bayard and Maryam Roberts

There was an eerie silence at the center of the recent U.S. elections. No one mentioned the fact that the country is at war.

Writer and commentator Charles Grodin did notice. He appeared on the NBC Today Show three days after Election Day and said, “What was missing from the dialogue in the elections was the discussion of the two wars. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan drained the economy, and that’s a major reason why we’re in this trouble. We’ve spent a fortune on these wars.” Candidates, campaigns, and the media intentionally kept the wars off the table. No one wanted to touch them.

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