Defense Secretary Robert Gates was professional and effective in office, but has abruptly reversed course with his new volume of memoirs which bluntly criticize former colleagues, including President Barack Obama.
Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.
Life is made up in large part by our memories and how we choose to be shaped by them. All of us are formed by the events we have encountered in our lives, and our reactions to those events form our worlds.
The Memorial Day established in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln is gradually fading into history. It was meant to establish into our national memory the sacrifice of thousands of sons and daughters who gave their lives in service to their country in peace and war.
“Brian, we’re going to get hit again. It’s going to happen. I just hope when it happens, I’m not in Washington.”
The Pentagon recently created a medal to honor pilots of drone aircraft in combat zones. This medal will take precedence (be more important) than the Bronze Star with Combat V, an award for valor in combat.
When we were kids, we played "kick the can" but soon tired of it. That just shows how childish Congress has been lately, continuing to postpone its fiscal cliff deadline rather than completing the task.
This is how math is presented at New York City's brand-new Museum of Mathematics, the only museum of its kind in the United States and a place where math is anything but boring.
Just-resigned CIA head David Petraeus occupies a crucial crossroads. This does not refer to the global media glare now seeking to dissect every aspect of his private life, in excruciating detail.
As you know if you pay attention to national affairs, the United States faces a perfect fiscal storm at the end of this year. A confluence of deadlines and policy triggers unlike anything I can remember in a half-century of public life will produce massive budget cuts and serious tax increas…
“The military-industrial complex,” was the theme of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address as he completed two terms in the White House, sustaining remarkably strong public support throughout that tenure. At the time, the speech was largely ignored by reporters and professors, who generally…
I wasn't supposed to come into the newsroom until the afternoon on Sept. 11, 2001.
Ten years ago, we were so much more innocent.
Every year as Sept. 11 approaches, John Murphy's phone starts to ring.
Inside the United Airlines Crisis Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Valparaiso native Ed Soliday had a front-row seat for the worst show in the world.
CROWN POINT | The tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has special meaning for the Rev. Mark Wilkins, senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church.
WASHINGTON | Defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will certify that gays may serve openly in the armed services. News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness.
WASHINGTON | Declaring the killing of Osama bin Laden "a good day for America," President Barack Obama said Monday the world was safer without the al-Qaida terrorist and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. His administration used DNA testing to help confirm that American forces in Paki…
Hoosier voters have three choices on the ballot for U.S. Senate — Republican Dan Coats, Democrat Brad Ellsworth or Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Pentagon said Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has been cautioned twice for improperly mingling politics with his military service, but Kirk's campaign denied any improper conduct Tuesday.
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