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  • Jefferson and Ho

    When it comes to Vietnam, I'm all for moving on, putting the past behind us, looking forward, letting bygones be bygones, but doing so requires honesty about the past, lest history be forgotten and the memory and honor tarnished of the 60,000 Americans who died in that war.
  • How to defend (or not) a vote against cutting checks for senior citizens

     
    Republicans blocked proposals in the House and Senate on Wednesday to send $250 checks to Social Security recipients. That was the right, if not necessarily popular, thing to do. With Congress setting benefits to go up (but never down) in...

    Amid Bergdahl furor, lawmakers face political temptations and risks

    Almost as soon as hearty congratulations were issued by lawmakers last week over Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from captivity in Afghanistan, some were just as swiftly withdrawn. "A grateful America thanks you for your service," Sen. Thad Cochran...

    Chapter Three: The Sins Of Our Fathers

    Chapter Three: The Sins Of Our Fathers
    In the years during and after the American Revolution, the two most powerful men in Connecticut may have been Jeremiah Wadsworth of Hartford and Roger Sherman of New Haven. Wadsworth's influence came from money. When he died in 1804, he left an estate so...

    IRS workers who failed to pay taxes got bonuses, report says

    WASHINGTON — It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service — even if you haven't paid your own taxes. The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146...