My father told me a story about the time he drove by a crowded movie theater in 1980, past a long line of people waiting to see Empire Strikes Back, stuck his head out the window and yelled: “Vader is Luke’s father!”
An unexpected parable on veteran homelessness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) subtly hidden just below the sugary-sweet score and sentimental dialogue adds an unexpected (but welcome) dimension to this kids' movie.
With the passing of George H.W. Bush, America not only lost the last president who served in combat, but also the last of the “Greatest Generation” chief executives. The country has seen a string of Baby Boomer presidents since Bush left office...
John McCain is a hero. Let’s get that out of the way up front. McCain came from a long military dynasty; his father and grandfather were both four-star admirals in the Navy. In the Vietnam War, McCain flew a Skyhawk dive bomber on numerous successful sorties.