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  • Democrats lop off Shinseki's head to save their own

    The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business. Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it. The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...
  • View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam

    View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam
    As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal.  Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
  • Two Chinese nationals slain as riots continue in Vietnam

    Two Chinese nationals slain as riots continue in Vietnam
    Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country. About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned...
  • Tree-killing bug invades Southern California, with no answer in sight

    Tree-killing bug invades Southern California, with no answer in sight
    Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sap dried around them like bloodstains. The victims are box...
  • The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt

    It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh. But a disastrous performance in...
  • Vietnam refugee reconnects with Tavares doctor who helped rescue him in 1979

    Vietnam refugee reconnects with Tavares doctor who helped rescue him in 1979
    The vintage photo shows a young American medical officer examining a 5-year-old Vietnamese refugee, tears rolling down the boy's cheek. The year is 1979, and the earnest physician on board the USS Wabash in the South China Sea is Richard Bosshardt,...
  • The lessons of Vietnam return to haunt us in Iraq [Letter]

    The lessons of Vietnam return to haunt us in Iraq [Letter]
    No one should be surprised at what's happening in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep toward Baghdad threatens to embroil region," June 13). Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim, the minority sect in Iraq. He was cruel to the majority...
  • The weakened West: What would America fight for?

    The weakened West: What would America fight for?
    A nagging doubt is eating away at the world order--and the superpower is largely ignoring it "WHY is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?" America's cerebral president betrayed a rare flash of frustration on April 28th when dealing...
  • South Korea's foreign brides: Farmed out

    In the mid-1990s posters plastered on the subway in Seoul, South Korea's capital, exhorted local girls to marry farmers. Young women had left their villages in droves since the 1960s for a better life in the booming city. Sons, however, stayed behind to...
  • Remembering Tiananmen: The lessons of history

    Remembering Tiananmen: The lessons of history
    Even after the Chinese army moved into Tiananmen Square on the night of June 3rd 1989, and cleared it of the detritus left by the students who had occupied it for most of the previous seven weeks, it was several days before observers were certain who...
  • Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel

    Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel
    Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...