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  • What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?

    Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature. The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Tuberculosis battle is global

    Tuberculosis battle is global
    In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful...
  • McHenry County honors wounded vets with Purple Heart monument

    McHenry County honors wounded vets with Purple Heart monument
    A military airplane flew overhead, followed by a Vietnam-era helicopter with service members standing on its skids saluting the crowd below. The powerful scene took place Thursday as a Purple Heart monument was unveiled on the grounds of the...
  • Think Obama should be tougher? Then think about Nixon.

    Those who fault President Obama for not being belligerent enough toward Russia and Iran — or assertive enough in dealing with the crises in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and Afghanistan — would do well to remember how poorly the feckless bravado of...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A company works against America's image

    A painted glass sign inscribed “The Buck Stops Here” sat on Harry Truman's desk during his presidency. The expression originated from poker in which a buckhorn-handled knife was used to indicate the person whose turn it was to deal. If the...
  • Children go to war in Barry Kirsch's photo exhibit

    Children go to war in Barry Kirsch's photo exhibit
    In Barry Kirsch's photograph, his subject regards the camera with a soldier's eyes weary from the horrors of war. The dirt on his face speaks of long hours crouched in the jungles of Vietnam. Just under that dirt: the face of a 10-year-old child. The...
  • Review: 'The Greatest Comeback' by Patrick J. Buchanan

    Review: 'The Greatest Comeback' by Patrick J. Buchanan
    In 1965, a young Patrick Buchanan corralled a washed-up Richard Nixon at a Republican gathering just outside St. Louis to say he wanted to work on what he felt certain would be Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Buchanan was a conservative editorial...
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
  • U.S. image unharmed by drones and surveillance, global study finds

    U.S. image unharmed by drones and surveillance, global study finds
    American counterterrorism practices that attack suspects from unmanned drones and expose the private communications of millions are opposed worldwide but haven't inflicted serious damage on the United States' image abroad, the Pew Research Center found 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,...