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  • What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]

    What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee, on Friday issued a statement on that body's approval of $225 million in aid to Israel. In part, Senator Mikulski wrote, "It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend...
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • For many, full-time work at minimum wage isn't enough

    Samuel Rivera works full time assembling industrial plumbing parts at a warehouse in Catasauqua. His wife, Sasha, is on maternity leave from the deli of a Bethlehem supermarket, where she worked until three days before her due date. They don't own a...
  • Bacchiochi Amends Financial Report After Disclosure

    HARTFORD - Prompted by a blog post by a Hartford Courant columnist, state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford is amending her mandatory financial disclosure forms to report income she received from a political campaign. Courant columnist Kevin Rennie...
  • Fixing Veterans Affairs

     Fixing Veterans Affairs
    After Doug Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his wife contacted a Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford, Mass., to have him treated there. That was in 2012. Finally, last month, the VA agreed to make an appointment. But by then Doug, a Vietnam...
  • Is Obama trying to get impeached to distract us?

    Is Obama trying to get impeached to distract us?
    Please pay very close attention to this column, because the Obama administration will probably attempt to distract you as you're reading. That distraction could come in the form of lawless government overreach or an outbreak of international violence....
  • Obama signs bill with more money for VA care

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Thursday designed to restore trust in the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs following a national uproar over long waits and poor care at veterans' hospitals and clinics across the nation....
  • Mother Of Ridgefield Boy Who Died In Hot Car Seeks To Raise Awareness

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. As a mother, I would...
  • John Kerry's lesson in humility

    WASHINGTON -- John Kerry put his right hand on his heart. "This is not about me," he said. The secretary of state was reacting to the torrent of criticism at home and abroad of his failed attempt at a Middle East cease-fire. Contrary to his protest,...
  • Impeach Obama? Only if you support Hillary

    The midterm election is three months away, the presidential election is two years away, President Obama's low approval ratings are a drag on his entire party, and now some Republicans are saying he should be impeached.  Might as well call it the "Elect...
  • Senate GOP blocks $2.7 billion border security bill

    Senate GOP blocks $2.7 billion border security bill
    U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition. By a vote of 50-44, 10 short...