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Ward Carroll

Ward Carroll flew F-14 Tomcats for fifteen years after graduating from the Naval Academy. He was named Naval Institute Press Author of the Year in 2001 for his debut novel Punk’s War. He is also the author of Punk’s Fight and Punk’s Wing. He was also the editor of the military websites and We Are the Mighty.

Articles by Ward Carroll

January 5, 2021 8:14 am

Ted Cruz Wants to Copy the Corrupt Process That Killed Reconstruction

Tone deaf? Dog whistle? The Texas senator invokes the terrible electoral commission of 1877.
Ward Carroll
December 8, 2020 4:42 pm

When Chuck Yeager Caught the Demon

The legendary pilot who first broke the sound barrier died yesterday at age 97.
Ward Carroll
November 14, 2020 5:43 am

Trump’s Pentagon: No Place for Good Men

"Yesper" joins the list of men tainted by their attempt to serve Donald Trump while also keeping their honor.
Ward Carroll
July 29, 2020 5:30 am

How the NFL Could Help Rename Military Bases

The Washington Football Team provides a model for jettisoning Confederate namesakes.
Ward Carroll
June 16, 2020 11:30 am

“Thank You for Your Service” Gets a Stress Test

With a single trigger pull, we could be reliving Kent State circa 1970.
Ward Carroll
June 5, 2020 11:24 am

The ‘Khakistocracy’ Tries to Save America

This could be the beginning of the change of American democracy not to illiberalism, but to enlightenment.
Ward Carroll
May 26, 2020 5:42 am

The Commander-in-Tweet Isn’t Just Disrespectful, He’s Dangerous

Trump’s defenders say that his tweets are aimed at his base. Too bad the rest of the world reads them,…
Ward Carroll
May 9, 2020 5:24 am

I Like People Who Were Captured. Donald Trump? Not So Much.

Everyone has a personal reason to despise Trump. This is mine.
Ward Carroll