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May 23, 2015
Proud WWII vets opposed Vietnam War
This year, Memorial Day comes on the heels of two big anniversaries — the 70th observance of V-E Day and the 45th of the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Vietnam.
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Charles Krauthammer

May 23, 2015
You want Iraq hypotheticals? Here’s one
WASHINGTON — Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S.
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May 22, 2015
Failing infrastructure will cost us dearly
The other day I took the Northeast regional Amtrak train from D.C. to New York City, got out and took the next train back.
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May 22, 2015
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The trucking industry has been making special deliveries in Washington, spending millions of dollars on lobbyists and in congressional campaign contributions in a new push to eliminate federal safety rules that limit the size of trucks.
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May 21, 2015
Using Iraq as campaign tool can boomerang
On May 23, 2003, I attended the Baghdad news conference at which the U.S. viceroy, Paul Bremer, announced he was dissolving the Iraqi army.
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May 20, 2015
Marking 20 years cancer-free
There’s always been something sort of milestone-ish about 20 years. It’s accepted in most places as the standard to measure success in employment (20 years with the same company usually qualifies for a co-worker luncheon or office party at the very least), and in marriage (the 20-year anniversary is designated platinum as opposed to wood, paper, leather, etc.).
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May 20, 2015
The great American rail fantasy
The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county’s infrastructure.
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May 19, 2015
U.S. infrastructure: Decades of neglect
When a bridge falls, when a water main fails, or when a train crashes, news crews and commentators report on the sorry state of our nation’s infrastructure. Policymakers on both sides of the aisle say we need to do something to fix our roads and rails, our ports and pipes. This flurry of activity lasts for a few days, but then little to nothing happens.
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May 19, 2015
Obama neglecting risk of offshore fracking
America’s coastal communities got some disturbing news recently when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pledged to open “vast areas” of the ocean to oil drilling.
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