| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:56 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:08 AM
In 2009 The Courant began honoring its choices as the top area high school male and female athletes of the year. The qualifications were simple: We looked for the best all-around athletes the 75 high schools in our primary circulation area could offer. We...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he “wasn’t happy” that the stepdaughter of former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was hired by the agency, but maintained he did not ask his top aide to step aside.
| Jul 8, 2014
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:44 PM
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:
Stepping outside, I see a figure walking with...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:02 PM
President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct.
Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84.
His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:21 PM
President Barack Obama's measured defense of his foreign policy at West Point on Wednesday made many cogent points to rebut critics. Unfortunately, the speech also showed that he hasn't digested some of the crucial lessons of his presidency.