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  • In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

    The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain. Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
  • Graduating 72 years later

    Graduating 72 years later
    Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School. The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo...
  • How Obama can help rebuild the middle class

    How Obama can help rebuild the middle class
    Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have used their executive powers to address critical...
  • Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors

     Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors
    Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached. But that moment never arrived. A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...
  • The GI Bill's lasting legacy [Commentary]

    The GI Bill's lasting legacy [Commentary]
    Seventy years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill that transformed the economic and social structure of the United States and paved the way for the post-war boom. It was called the GI Bill of Rights. One of its many unintended...
  • View From History: Conservative Roosevelt?

    View From History: Conservative Roosevelt?
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...
  • Robert B. Reich: America's real business leaders want to save capitalism

    A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms. He wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it. I asked him...
  • Defying Maryland's age of 'constitutional senility,' a judge returns

    Defying Maryland's age of 'constitutional senility,' a judge returns
    People of a certain age will appreciate this: Charles G. "Chuck" Bernstein, who loved being a Baltimore circuit judge so much that he made a federal case out of his mandatory retirement at 70, appears to have been elected a judge again. If the tally...
  • Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88

    Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88
    Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, has died. He was 88....