| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Now that veterans groups have condemned Doug Gansler for disparaging Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, followed by Brown calling the attorney general's remarks "reckless and irresponsible," we can start to measure the consequence of Gansler's...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Now there are two.
Two smart, tough and articulate women who could be president.
Thirty years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman on the presidential ticket of a major party, we have two women who could easily lead that ticket in 2016....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:31 AM
I hear that word a lot lately. Nowadays. When I first started paying attention to politics, I was sympathetic more with the Republicans than the Democrats. From my vantage point back in the Jurassic period, it looked like the Republicans were the party of...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As the first U.S. president to visit this Muslim-majority nation in nearly five decades, President Obama will talk trade and security issues with Prime Minister Najib Razak, whom the White House considers a political reformer in a country with a spotty...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Despite a wealth of party-ready anthems on offer, it was difficult to enjoy much of anything on the Mane Stage as the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival drew to a close on Sunday.
I blame John Prine. And Michael Nesmith.
In the early 1970s,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:11 PM
I was out and about doing chores for Kaitzer; subsequently I had a late start writing “Thoughts from Dr. Joe.” Since my brain was tapped out, I had no clue what subject matter to attempt to write about.
I crossed Gould en route to Starbucks...
| May 1, 2014
Barack Obama promised to install his administration in a glass house lit up like the Super Bowl, with everything visible to the citizenry he serves. So you will not be surprised to learn that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wants nothing...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:41 AM
It is an indelible image of war: a soldier taking a bullet meant for another, or jumping on a grenade to protect his squad.
Sgt. John Lee Levitow of Glastonbury was that kind of man. Levitow, the lowest-ranking member of the U.S. Air Force to be awarded...
| May 4, 2014
The public trust is a sacred trust. When political figures succumb to bribery or in other ways betray that trust they should be subject to the strictest sanctions the law allows.
Politicians, however, shouldn't be pre-judged as nefarious creatures...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Standing in the battlefield, the young South Vietnamese soldier was getting ready to blow up a bridge before Viet Cong forces could cross when an old man staggered his way, carrying a bundle.
The stranger handed him a conical straw hat. There was a baby...