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  • A Democratic Waterloo

    The Duke of Wellington said of his close-run victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo that the French "came on in the same old way, and we sent them back in the same old way." Something like that happened to the Democrats in Tuesday's midterm...
  • Jules Witcover: Midterm election was referendum on Obama

    Jules Witcover: Midterm election was referendum on Obama
    Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton's Democratic Party lost control of the House of Representatives in the midterm congressional elections. Thereafter, he felt the need to declare at a press conference that "the president is relevant here." At that...
  • Food pantry for veterans opens at Hines

    Food pantry for veterans opens at Hines
    A food pantry for military veterans opened Thursday, less than a week before Veterans Day, at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital, officials said. It is the second pantry operated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository that specializes in...
  • 'Value brand' hoped to be an answer for commissaries

    The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) faced a tough operating environment in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 as sales fell by 4.3 percent. The drop was because, in part, to commissaries closing for six days during a government shutdown last fall. But...
  • VA Maryland Health Care System is ready to help

    VA Maryland Health Care System is ready to help
    On Veterans Day we salute and honor the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. It's a day we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of service members and their families and demonstrate that our gratitude toward veterans...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office to undergo accreditation review

    Broward Sheriff's Office to undergo accreditation review
    Have you interacted with a Broward Sheriff's deputy, or do you have an opinion about the agency's performance? Now's your chance to share your views as BSO undergoes a review to maintain accreditation. Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for...
  • American values under Obama

    American values under Obama
    Two columns ago, I passed on a series of political observations from the heartland. Today, a snapshot of American values and viewpoints a decade and a half into the "new" millennium. For my left-leaning readers, you have much to be pleased about as...
  • Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs

    Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs
    Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live. The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
  • Obamacare, deficit approach differentiate Warner, Gillespie

    The race for the Senate pits a governor-turned-senator who prides himself on his willingness to work across party lines against a former head of the Republican National Committee who says it's time to break Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's grip. Sen....
  • 80,000 vets with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

    As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of...
  • VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency

    VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency
    Secretary Robert McDonald of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defends his department against critics by reciting the VA's proud history of care to veterans and technological innovation ("VA is critical to medicine and vets," October 23). But Mr....