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  • A day at the beach for Panthers

    A day at the beach for Panthers
    There were times last season the struggling Panthers seem to be skating in sand, but on Wednesday morning 34 of the franchise's top prospects hit the beach running as they enjoyed nearly four hours of team-bonding and leadership exercises. Instead of...
  • Jump to it: Jumping jacks are now a state exercise

    Missourians, get your feet apart and your arms up in the air: Jumping jacks are now the state exercise. Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1603 into law recently. Henceforth (starting Aug. 28, to get technical) jumping jacks "shall be known as the official...
  • Osceola Clerk Armando Ramirez faces whistle-blower lawsuit

     Osceola Clerk Armando Ramirez faces whistle-blower  lawsuit
    The former staff lawyer for Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez filed a lawsuit this week accusing the clerk of routinely destroying public records, misusing public funds, falsifying payroll and improperly hiring relatives. Attorney Adam...
  • Start at the top

    President Barack Obama has called it "our sacred honor" to provide health care to our military veterans, but it is an obligation we have failed to uphold. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a broken agency where chronic mismanagement has impeded the...
  • In the Pipeline: Honoring soldiers with every step

    It's after midnight, and I'm parked along Pacific Coast Highway at Goldenwest Street. A thick marine layer is starting to roll in along with the pounding surf. Sitting in my car, I get a text: "I'm here." Stepping outside, I see a figure walking with...
  • Hampton Roads authors keeping busy

    Hampton Roads authors keeping busy
    Hampton Roads writers are prolific. Every month in the Daily Press newsroom, we receive information on a number of new releases to share with our readers. Here’s a look at several titles from the past few months. “The Private War of...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
  • The heavy price of our folly in Iraq

    WASHINGTON -- The can of worms that George W. Bush cracked open in Iraq in 2003, which Barack Obama tried to close and essentially gave up on by the end of 2011, is now spilling over into a major Middle East catastrophe. A Sunni insurgency has rocked the...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberal Americans

    You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is...
  • The drone warfare drawbacks

    The drone has become America's counter-terrorism weapon of choice. But does drone warfare really further U.S. goals abroad? To wartime strategists under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the new weapon, like many innovations in the history of...
  • Obama's Iraq dilemma: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to send another 200 U.S. troops to Baghdad to secure the American Embassy and the airport there could be called a victory of reality over wishful thinking -- the notion that the Iraq crisis could be resolved...