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VA launches two new no-cost training programs

The Veterans Administration launched two new no-cost training programs on Aug. 5 — Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning …

August 29th, 2015 |  

What makes America great

In less than 200 years, America grew from a handful of colonies to become the greatest nation in history. In …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Yoga pants, leggings, and stretch pants — the scourge of schools

A new school year has started or is about to start and once again public schools across the U.S. are …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Consider your party options

Maybe I don’t get out enough, but among people I’ve talked with about next year’s presidential election there’s a deep …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Be responsible about bears in the wild

Be responsible about bears in the wild

On August 7, an experienced hiker was found dead and half eaten by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Information update on Veterans Choice Program

The Veterans Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit that allows eligible veterans to receive health care in their communities …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Our campaign finance system is a Platinum Age

Is America’s political system controlled by a small financial elite? One former president thinks so. Almost 40 years after he …

August 26th, 2015 |  

The real troublemaker in the Middle East

Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets Republican politicians fired up like Iran. In the first GOP debate …

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  

This time was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Coal, oil, gas: None shall pass

Coal, oil, gas: None shall pass

Retired professional photographer Rick Rappaport was standing in 6 inches of water on the overcrowded floating dock, watching the drama …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Bill would force VA to help vets regardless of status

Sen. Patty Murray visited Tacoma on June 29 to announce a new bill that would force the Department of Veterans …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Constitution would defeat the Iran Treaty

Hundreds of articles and broadcasts recently have been written or aired posing the question, “Should Congress pass the Iran Deal?” …

August 21st, 2015 |  

New regulation offers guidance on replacing military awards

The newly revised edition of the Army regulation for military awards, AR 600-8-22, lays out the procedures that service members, …

August 21st, 2015 |  

33% of veterans in backlog have died

More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans in the pending backlog for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Nuclear disarmament: if not now, when?

Oh plaintive cry for justice, for change, for the world we must create, welling up from a tiny island nation …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Baby milk formula declared unfit

Chinese authorities seized more than 881 pounds of baby milk formula that had been imported from Japan because it had …

August 21st, 2015 |  

When the quest for more is no longer worthwhile

When the quest for more is no longer worthwhile

I was researching a billionaire who made a fortune in the pomegranate business when I came across an old New …

August 21st, 2015 |  

The Lion and the scapegoat

The recent shooting of a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil by an American dentist who likes to hunt big game …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Big Ag spars with the First Amendment

The First Amendment may be inconvenient to some people at times, but it’s still the law of the land. Case …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Consorting with the devil

Throughout the Cold War, and doubtless right down to the present, professional people with skills relevant to “national security” have …

August 21st, 2015 |  

The Lion and the scapegoat

The recent shooting of a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil by an American dentist who likes to hunt big game …

August 16th, 2015 |  

New findings on burn pit toxic exposure

Troops who worked at burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those exposed to multiple dust storms during …

August 16th, 2015 |  

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