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  • Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary

    Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary
    President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday. Obama's announcement of...
  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • Trials and triumphs at West Point

    Trials and triumphs at West Point
    In 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point admitted its first female cadets. Now, nearly 40 years later, women represent less than one out of every five cadets. In his debut novel, former US Naval Intelligence Officer J.E. Bandy, Jr....
  • 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...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberals

    Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberals
    You wouldn't think, more than five years into the Barack 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...
  • 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...
  • Liberals aren't showing much love for being 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama's conservative foreign policy

     Obama's conservative foreign policy
    Conservatives generally agree on a few propositions. The federal government should avoid spending money unnecessarily. It shouldn't exceed its basic constitutional duties. It should encourage self-reliance rather than dependency. It should accept that...
  • Obama defends his tenacious moderation

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama, in his West Point commencement address the other day, went to unusual lengths to explain and defend a foreign policy that critics have argued is entirely too cautious in addressing America's challenges abroad. As he...