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Old Man and Cat Talk While the Country Sickens and Dies Jul. 03, 2020

Marc Dion

The radio station where I work part time has 12 parking spaces in the lot, though there are seldom m... Read More

A Soft Slush Is A-Gonna Slush May. 29, 2020

Marc Dion

I remember the days when the folk singers said a hard rain was a-gonna fall, and a hard wind was a-g... Read More

Valentines to Our Troops Jan. 05, 2020

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie. My former boyfriend has a wife in the Philippines. He used to sometimes say, "Oh, stay w... Read More

Letterbox Is Empty This Year Dec. 20, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: It's time to send out my annual Christmas cards to family and friends, a tradition I hav... Read More

Remembering Veterans Is Not Enough Nov. 15, 2019

C Force

As we close the books on Veterans Day 2019, I cannot help but search for a message that will resonat... Read More

Storming Ashore on the Carpet Oct. 28, 2019

Marc Dion

Lives there a legislator inside whose timid breast there does not beat the heart of a lion? You may ... Read More

'Trooper' Trope Troubles Troupers Aug. 14, 2019

The Word Guy

Q: The lead character in the comic strip "Rex Morgan, M.D." recently referred to someone as a "real ... Read More

Military Roles Don't Distinguish Between the Sexes; Neither Should the Draft Mar. 05, 2019

Daily Editorials

With greater equality comes greater responsibility. That's essentially what a federal judge said in ... Read More

Why We Lost the Afghan War (Again) Feb. 01, 2019

Ted Rall

Dec. 11, 2001: Three months after 9/11, two months after George W. Bush ordered bombs to begin raini... Read More

A Poetic Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Readers: In honor of Veterans Day, here is one of our favorite pieces, written by John Alton Ro... Read More

US Military Has a Management Problem Oct. 23, 2018

Daily Editorials

The U.S. armed forces are good at many things, but conspicuously bad at managing talent. As a result... Read More

The Art of the Korean Deal Aug. 13, 2018

Marc Dion

North Korea got to keep its nuclear missiles. American got 55 boxes of bones. Shrewd. Apparently, No... Read More

Presidents Are Reckless With Soldiers' Lives Oct. 25, 2017

Jacob Sullum

The widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger on October 4, says she... Read More

Don't Paint President Bush in Rose Colors Mar. 17, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — On a fresh March day, snow on the ground, here comes George W. Bush as the painte... Read More

Stand With Our Soldiers Sep. 01, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a small-business owner with two small children. My husband is stationed in Iraq. I... Read More

Who Dies for America? Aug. 08, 2016

Marc Dion

The young man on whose grave the nation dances had the last name Khan. Not Cohen. Not Cohan. Cohen i... Read More

Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal Aug. 03, 2016

Michelle Malkin

Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Captain Humayun Khan died heroically. But his exceptional cou... Read More

Obama's 'All-Hands-on-Deck' Won't Save VA Jun. 17, 2016

Daily Editorials

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care is broken under President Barack Obama's watch, desp... Read More

Coming Home a Changed Man Apr. 02, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I read the letter from "Too Little, Too Late," whose Vietnam vet husband is robotic and ... Read More

Should Women be Required to Register for the Draft? Feb. 09, 2016

Daily Editorials

Not everyone embraces the idea of women serving in military combat roles, particularly some Republic... Read More