| Jun 1, 2014
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:18 PM
On Monday I was lucky enough to be assigned to a news conference by Sen. Bob Casey up at the VFW Post 7293 in Whitehall Township.
Sen. Casey, who was there to talk about problems in Veterans Affairs and a bill he wrote to address them, is one of the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:14 AM
The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, which we can now watch in a video provided by the Taliban, has caused spasms of outrage among Republicans (mostly) who take issue with swapping him for five high-value Taliban leaders. Conservatives, for their own...
| May 30, 2014
In 1985, in a South Loop neighborhood once the hub of Chicago publishing, a group of book lovers started a book fair. Thirty years later, that book fair has grown into Printers Row Lit Fest, the highlight of Chicago's literary calendar.
In the spirit of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:15 AM
World Spree has put together a 12-day fall tour of Vietnam that would suit independent travelers as well as those who prefer guided tours and optional excursions.
The first two days of the fast-paced Amazing Vietnam tour are spent in Ho Chi Minh City,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:03 PM
When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I served 24 years in the United States Army, 21 of them in Special Forces, and I fought in two combat campaigns, El Salvador and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Dan Pitzer, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a senior civilian...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Trinh Thi Ngo was like Dr. Pepper. Rain or shine she broadcast three times a day from Radio Hanoi, attempting to persuade us that American involvement in Vietnam was immoral. Trying to incite feelings of homesickness and fear, she played popular U.S....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Claude L. Callegary, a retired Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 of respiratory failure at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Three hundred Spartans once held off the Persian hordes at Thermopylae. Can 300 Americans hold off the ISIS hordes in Iraq?
President Obama obviously hopes so. He announced Thursday that up to 300 U.S. military advisors would be sent to Iraq to help...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see (evil's) final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded,...