| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:27 AM
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,...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| 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 29, 2014
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:39 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:21 AM
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...
| 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 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....