Voices
Peter Lucier is a Marine veteran (2008-2013), a member of the veterans organizing group Common Defense and a second-year law student at Saint Louis University School of Law.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Peter Lucier
Every self-styled “patriot” who stormed the Capitol yesterday disgraced the legacy of American activists and soldiers.
President-elect Joe Biden looks on as retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, Biden's choice to be secretary of defense, speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 9. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Peter Lucier
Civilian control of the military is a bedrock of American democracy, writes Marine veteran Peter Lucier. Because now is a time to build back norms and restore American democracy, I oppose the nomination of General Austin.
FaithFaith in Focus
Peter Lucier
When I returned from Afghanistan, I needed to find a way to go from being a Marine who is loved for his sins to being a believer who is a sinner but who is loved. I needed to find a way to come home.