Opinion

Are you eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery?

The Department of Veterans Affairs implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a VA national...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

On-job, training programs are win-win

Both on-the-job and apprenticeship training programs are available for veterans using their Veterans Administration education benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill. These programs allow...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

The age of happiness

Get this: Happiness among human beings peaks at age 23, tanks at 55, then peaks again at 69. So says a study by the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, as reported...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Both sides play this game

Old joke: two cannibals are eating a clown and one says, “Does this taste funny to you?” In a case of life imitating joke, political partisans squared off in the case of the Obama-mask wearing...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Chilling news

SAN JOSE, Calif. — All I know about climate, some say, is what’s outside my window. Across much of California this is one of the coolest summers in memory, with temperatures well below normal. ...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Why I sometimes long for the Cold War

I’ve been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War. You remember the Cold War. It brought us espionage, alliances with cheesy dictators and...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

America’s (fleeting) Arab Spring

It’s a classic case of déjà vu, and you get that sinking, ominous feeling. And then a (momentarily) optimistic one. The sinking feeling: reports about a new al-Qaida terrorist threat that sounded...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

A serious discussion on race — not!

LOS ANGELES — Is it possible to have a s-e-r-i-o-u-s discussion on race in America? In light of some of the reaction to President Barack Obama’s comments on race in the aftermath of George...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Praising a Biden on guns

Nuclear efficiency systems engineer Jeremy Preston moved back into his house in Delaware from Tennessee, where his license to carry a concealed weapon was also legal in Delaware. He bought a car...

DATE: July 15, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Surrendering privacy from the cradle to the grave

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Bigots and the American dream

Yes, it is possible. You can pursue the American dream. And maybe even be on your way to achieving it by age 11. That won’t necessarily stop comments by racists or cretins who think it’s cool and...

DATE: June 20, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

The value of fathers

It’s no news to anyone that I disagree strongly with President Obama on just about any issue or policy position you can name. But I’m not the least bit uncomfortable saying I admire something...

DATE: June 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons