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In recent days came a welcome sign that new Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin won’t tolerate business as usual at his notoriously dysfunctional agency. Officials unveiled a new website to show how quality of care at veterans health facilities compares with nearby private hospitals and...
Seventy years ago last Saturday, Jackie Robinson had a mundane Major League Baseball debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He started at first base and batted second in the order, going hitless in four plate appearances in the Dodgers’ season-opening 5-3 victory over the visiting Boston Braves at Ebbets...
The House Freedom Caucus’ swing votes proved enough to kill the American Health Care Act — and President Donald Trump did not respond well. Setting off a Twitter war, the president tweeted: “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We...
If there’s a tougher job than public relations at United Airlines these days, it has to be White House press secretary. Sean Spicer each day confronts an overwhelmingly hostile army of reporters, some of whom have been labeled “enemies of the people” by a president who often speaks without having...
We love Mother Earth and look forward to Earth Day, April 22. These are exciting times for energy, as innovation improves the conversion of wind, solar and geothermal heat into power for our offices, homes and electric cars. Our lives improve as energy options increase. On a day we celebrate...
The Air Force dropped “the mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan on Thursday. Public anxiety caused “World War 3” searches on Google to hit their highest level since the search engine began keeping records in 2004. The bombing has the world’s population on edge, as people of all nations speculate...
Robinson wasn’t the best player. But he was the right player. Seventy years ago Saturday, Jackie Robinson had a mundane Major League Baseball debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He started at first base and batted second in the order, going hitless in four plate appearances in the Dodgers’ season-...
United Airlines brought itself a world of hurt with its disastrous handling of a seat-shortage problem (last) Sunday that led to an Asian-American passenger being beaten bloody and dragged, apparently unconscious, off a plane by security personnel at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. A...
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an impasse on Capitol Hill, the administration released on Thursday a set of fixes to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s shaky insurance markets for...
Even when President Trump appears to have done the right thing, it can leave you scratching your head. The unexpected cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s despicable use of chemical weapons against his own people was measured and appropriate....

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