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  • 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...
  • Sarah Veilleux, Zach Maxwell The Courant's High School Athletes Of The Year

    Sarah Veilleux, Zach Maxwell The Courant's High School Athletes Of The Year
    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...
  • 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...
  • Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring

    Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring
    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. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systemic failures'

    Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'
    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...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    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...
  • Obama's Time-Limited Foreign Policy Flaw

    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. Obama...