This piece is my most recent for Wes Bausmith at the Los Angeles Times. The story is the author's reaction to the empty pro-war rhetoric that politicians (especially presidential candidates) use to score points, without ever having to actually fight in those wars. He explains his feelings about watching his own son head out on tour, and comments how few politicians and elected (or might-be-elected) officials have children in the armed forces.
Wes had a very emotive concept, of a soldier treading off to war, while a politician waves and orates to his adoring supporters on the virtues of sending other people to fight a war. I think it worked out very well.
Thanks again to the wonderful Wes! Up next, a spread for The American Lawyer.