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Monday, March 19, 2018

Obama Honors The Fallen At Arlington On Memorial Day

By Connie Stewart, Los Angeles Times Hours after President Barack Obama returned from a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan, he paid tribute to the nation’s fallen defenders on Memorial Day and alluded to the VA health care crisis, pledging to ensure that veterans “get the care … they deserve.” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. […]

May 27, 2014

Do Not Leave This Prophet Without Honor

Robert D. Novak, a great and controversial political reporter, judged Eugene McCarthy’s nomination of Adlai Stevenson at the 1960 Democratic convention in Los Angeles to be “the greatest national convention speech I ever heard.” The Minnesota senator’s words echo in my memory: “Do not reject this man who, his enemies said, spoke above the heads […]

October 3, 2011

Let Us Pause To Remember

It’s mid-August, and millions of young adults are girding for the next big adventure of their lives. Many are packing for college. Others are moving into their first home away from home, starting new jobs maybe, or setting up house with new spouses. Life is unfolding under a canopy of new beginnings. “Onward!” cry the […]

August 14, 2011

China Worried About U.S. Default

As House Republicans continue to hold the United States hostage over raising the debt limit, China is using Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s (relatively empty) threats to downgrade the United States’ credit rating as a pretext to issue stern warnings on honoring our more than $1 trillion in debt to that country. China’s State Administration […]

July 20, 2011

Honoring a Fallen Marine, One Baby at a Time

On Aug. 3, 2005, Lance Cpl. Edward “Augie” Schroeder II was one of 14 men in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment who were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He was 23. Three years later, Augie’s father, Paul Schroeder, received an email from a man he never had met named Jeff, who lives […]

July 5, 2011