By Timothy Lynch
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“Know what you feed a draft horse in the morning if you want a day’s work out of him?”
By Judith E. Schaeffer
On April 15, Congress will present the Congressional Gold Medal to a group of 80 American Army Air Force (AAF) volunteer fliers, who helped change the course of World War II in the Pacific. The CGM, one of the two highest civilian awards in the U.S., is awarded to persons who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major accomplishment in the recipient’s field long afterwards.
Over the last 65 years, three Democrats — John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — captured the presidency by running as candidates of generational change against the political status quo.
President Barack Obama faces two serious problems as he tries to protect his still-unfinished nuclear agreement with Iran from congressional tinkering — or destruction. One is the ferocious opposition of Republican hawks who view the deal as insufficiently tough on Tehran. The other is nervousness among Democrats who view the deal as promising, but politically risky.
In the wake of the Germanwings crash in Europe last month, the media outcry has focused on the failure of the doctors who treated co-pilot Andreas Lubitz to notify the Lufthansa hierarchy of his unfitness to fly. If that, in fact, was their diagnosis.
I hate cookies. Not the chocolate chip kind. The kind that creep onto your computer and spy on you.
U.S. officials continue to insist that our Middle Eastern allies are crucial to the fight against Islamic State and to other Middle Eastern conflicts. But are they? To judge by the chaos their help has created in Syria, we’d be better off without them.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has announced new rules that reduce the vapor pressure in oil tanker cars leaving his state’s booming oil patch. The goal is to reduce the risk of fiery explosions like the one that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in July 2013.
My last column, about building our economic recovery around a diverse base of private-sector employers, generated some feedback. The main response has been from readers asking me to expand on a passing reference I made to “zero-risk bias.” That concept connects to several challenges currently facing the Harbor. So, here goes. …
We just said goodbye to a 26-year-old neighbor, a kid I watched grow up from sandbox to carpool to high school rock band to opera singer to drugs. His name was Noah. He could sing a seamless “Stardust,” and he loved the Italian opera singer Tito Gobbi, because Gobbi was a true character actor too.
Monica Lewinsky might seem an unlikely source of wisdom — yes, wisdom — about contemporary culture, but she is.
Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by City of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.
A rule for Republicans, credited to the iconic William F. Buckley, suggests voting for the most conservative candidate who can win. This sounds reasonable at first. What good is there in expending time, energy and money behind a principled conservative if the candidate is doomed to fail?