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Published November 21st, 2013 - 8:08AM
On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River, saving the lives of its 150 passengers and five crew members. The crew was feted from coast to coast, including being the guests of honor at that year’s Super Bowl. The crew deserved every accolade it received.
Published November 21st, 2013 - 8:07AM
Better bring some identification — and not just any identification — if you plan to vote in Republican-controlled states. However, if you contribute tens of millions of dollars to sway an election on Republicans’ behalf, the party will fight to keep your identity a secret.
Published November 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
As Turkey Day approaches, partisans might learn from our family gatherings: Suck it up and “get along to move along” — at least for a while. It’s a time to be thankful, be present and savor what we’ve accomplished together, rather than prepare for another policy brawl.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When the Obama administration set up the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran, its goal was to force Tehran to the bargaining table. It aimed to address the country’s suspect nuclear program by diplomacy rather than war.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When members of Congress debate whether to slash the food stamp program, they should ask if they really want more small children arriving at school having skipped breakfast.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The celebration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address offers an opportunity not simply to memorialize an extraordinary speech; it provides a model and a mirror for writing and speechmaking today.
Published November 19th, 2013 - 12:05AM
In our states — Washington, Kentucky and Connecticut — the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” is working. Tens of thousands of our residents have enrolled in affordable health-care coverage. Many of them could not get insurance before the law was enacted.
Published November 18th, 2013 - 9:16AM
Constrained defense budgets, ending of the Iraq war and forthcoming troop withdrawal from Afghanistan have led to soul searching among senior defense leaders about what missions and capabilities the U.S. military should pursue.
Published November 18th, 2013 - 7:57AM
So you’re a judge, and Sharanda P. Jones comes before you for sentencing for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.
Published November 18th, 2013 - 7:00AM
I’ve heard from a few people lately that the Democratic Party is headed for the same kind of intraparty demolition that continues to plague Republicans.
Published November 18th, 2013 - 6:30AM
The toll from a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan is high. Almost 7,000 U.S. service members have lost their lives, with more than 50,000 listed as wounded in action.
Published November 17th, 2013 - 10:00AM
While Tony Dorsett described the collision, CNN played the footage, from 1984.
Published November 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Fall may be in the air, but in China, it’s the pollution that’s most visible.
Published November 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
By some early measures, Typhoon Haiyan – which ripped through the Philippines last weekend and claimed thousands of lives – is the strongest storm on record to make landfall. But megastorms like Haiyan and Hurricane Sandy are just one of the many warnings that we are flying toward climate disaster.
Published November 16th, 2013 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON – I write on behalf of fat men everywhere. We’ve had enough, and we aren’t going to take it anymore.