| May 2, 2014
| 4:09 PM
"Don't Forget, Hire The Vet," went an old ad campaign aimed at helping military veterans get into the civilian workforce. The state Senate must not forget to pass a bill before the legislative session ends that would accomplish the same worthy goal.
| May 2, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer from Cooper City was formally charged Friday with bribery and exceeding his authorized level of access to a government computer.
Jose Emmanuel Torres, 37, has been cooperating with investigators and is...
| Mar 18, 2014
Will everyone please stop talking about a new Cold War?
However badly things work out between Russia and the United States and the West, a new Cold War isn't in the cards because Russia today isn't the Soviet Union. Sure, we are in a diplomatic and...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Marc Duvoisin grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in humanities, and broke into the newspaper business at The (Bergen) Record in Hackensack, N.J.
His next stop was the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he reported...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Students and staff at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles took some time on Monday morning to recognize the achievement of one District 303 community member that few ever realize: turning 100 years old.
John H. Wredling, for whom Wredling school is...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Computer programming has long been a hobby of Iraq War veteran Eric Kelly, but it wasn’t until this past weekend at a hacking competition that he realized how good he was.
“It was more of a confirmation: ‘You can do this, buddy,’...
| Mar 7, 2014
Tim O'Brien taught us "How to Tell a True War Story." His short story, now more than 25 years old and part of "The Things They Carried," instructed:
A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of...
| Apr 20, 2014
The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
| Feb 12, 2014
The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:22 PM
According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Inevitably, considering the absence of a clear Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, the name of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush of the family dynasty has been rushed to the fore. On his record in office and his soft-spoken...