| May 23, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity.
As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
| May 2, 2014
| 4:09 PM
"Don't Forget, Hire The Vet," went an old ad campaign aimed at helping military veterans get into the civilian workforce. The state Senate must not forget to pass a bill before the legislative session ends that would accomplish the same worthy goal.
| May 2, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Veterans returning to Connecticut face significant obstacles getting the licenses and educational credit they need to transition back to civilian life. These barriers have devastating consequences for returning service members, their households and our...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:09 AM
A lot of performers who come out of comedy, sketch and improvisation would rather die than do next-to-nothing on camera. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand — no problem. She can watch, and listen and be interesting. She's comfortable working on a small...
| Apr 20, 2014
The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats contending for the governor's mansion clashed over Brown's work history.
A political action...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Republican politicians are at war over the world.
Rep. Peter King of New York says that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky encourages "paranoia." Paul says his critics are distorting his views. Walter Jones, a North Carolina representative seeking his 11th term,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
| Apr 4, 2014
Re "Gunman opens fire at Ft. Hood," April 3
The saddest thing about the latest Ft. Hood shooting spree was how quickly the government assured us that this was not an act of terrorism.
Thank God that it was not terrorism but rather just another normal,...