| 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...
| 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 2, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The following is an abridged version of a conversation at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant.
Tom Nash: What this war proved was that whiz kids with no military background could not prosecute a war from their desks in Washington. The U.S. won every...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:10 AM
A Chinese ship rammed and sank a wooden Vietnamese fishing boat near a Chinese-operated oil drill in disputed South China Sea waters, Vietnamese state media said Tuesday.
Although there were no severe injuries reported, the incident was the most serious...
| 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...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Chinese officials reacted angrily Saturday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's suggestions that China was using “intimidation, coercion” and the “threat of force” to assert its claims in the South China Sea.
| May 5, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Chinese fishermen hunting sea turtles were captured Wednesday by Philippine maritime police, and Chinese and Vietnamese ships collided near an oil rig in a volatile day on the troubled waters of the South China Sea.
No serious injuries were reported...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:08 PM
With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP:
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Ruben Salazar, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1959 until his death in 1970, when he was shot with a tear gas shell as he sat in an East Los Angeles bar while a demonstration became a riot outside, is the subject of a new documentary, "Ruben...