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  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • JFK, a presidency on a pedestal

    Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, there's no mystery about why his brief presidency remains an object of fascination: It was glamorous, photogenic, and cut short by an assassination that still seems an insoluble puzzle. Compared to the full-...
  • Forget 'Chicagoland' — 'The Sixties' shines for CNN

    Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers of a stunning, revelatory, exciting and surprisingly provocative 10-part television series titled "The Sixties." And there he is on camera at the start of Episode 1, saying, "The TV was the center of our house....
  • 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...
  • The Kennedy legacy is real and lasting

    It was especially poignant to see Caroline Kennedy, America's new ambassador to Japan, present her credentials to Emperor Akihito this week. Coming just three days before the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination in Dallas, it was a vivid...
  • Two Blind to Ride was an amazing adventure

    Two Blind to Ride was an amazing adventure
    Where to start? At the end, limping into Deadhorse, Alaska, with their crippled tandem bicycle and wading into the Arctic Ocean after 19 months on the road? At the beginning, fighting powerful Patagonian head winds and unforgiving rough gravel roads...
  • Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies

    Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies
    As the body was carried out of the house, retired Tavares lawyer Jerri Blair rose to her feet on the front porch to deliver one final salute as he passed by. She snapped it off just the way former Circuit Judge Jerry T. Lockett liked it, so he'd know...
  • Is it time for a second look at LBJ?

    The contrast could not be greater. Last year, we marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This year, we note the 50th anniversary of the election of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. One president is still revered, and...
  • Vietnam Plus-50

    HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism. Today,...
  • Jefferson and Ho

    When it comes to Vietnam, I'm all for moving on, putting the past behind us, looking forward, letting bygones be bygones, but doing so requires honesty about the past, lest history be forgotten and the memory and honor tarnished of the 60,000 Americans...
  • Congratulations, Europe, on winning the Nobel Peace Price

    To all my European friends -- from Portugal to Germany to Finland, and from Bulgaria to Slovenia to Ireland -- I'd just like to say: Nice job! The Nobel Committee (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobelprizes/peace/laureates/2012/press.html) recently awarded...