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About Sonner Kehrt
Sonner Kehrt is an investigative reporter at The War Horse, where she covers the military and climate change, misinformation, and gender. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, WIRED magazine, Inside Climate News, The Verge, and other publications. She studied government at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served for five years as Coast Guard officer before earning a masters in democracy and governance studies from Georgetown University and a masters of journalism from UC Berkeley. She has also worked as a lecturer at UC Berkeley, teaching classes in writing, reporting, and ethics. In her free time, she is trying to learn to windsurf. She can be reached at email@example.com and occasionally on Twitter @etskehrt.
Entries by Sonner Kehrt
Recruiting veterans to work as poll workers could harness the energy of veterans looking for new ways to serve their country.
Military service and transitioning to civilian life include stressors that make some veterans vulnerable to recruitment tactics used by extremist groups.
Among candidates on the 2022 ballot who question the 2020 election results are 96 with military experience, including 12 candidates currently serving.
For decades, the Feres doctrine has protected the military from lawsuits over things like training mishaps, medical malpractice, and sexual assault.
Even before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, abortion care for military women was extremely limited.
While the military is targeted by disinformation campaigns, its experience also positions service members to lead the way to fight back against them.
Over the past several years, disinformation, or the intentional deployment of false information for malicious ends, has emerged as a critical threat.
A steady income and benefits, a desire to help, frequent moves and deployments, and more make military members and families particular targets of scammers.