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JACK SIMPSON: VA's treatment of veterans shameful

Many older veterans learning of the latest allegations against the Veterans Administration are having a hard time understanding why an organization that is supposed to provide veteran’s benefits is busy lying and juggling the books in an effort to deny returning vets promised benefits.

DOUG HOLT: What's that lawmaker saying?

As with many other fields of endeavor, being a legislator requires getting to know some slang.

DARRELL HUCKABY: D-Day anniversary a reminder of the great price paid for freedom

Monday I was in Normandy. I saw Gold Beach. Members of my party stood on Omaha Beach. Some even waded into the water. I looked up at the cliffs of Point du Hoc and marveled that any human could have done what the Rangers did on that day.

THOMAS: Negotiating with terrorists

Radical Islamists are serious about killing in pursuit of their extreme objectives. Releasing their soldiers can only embolden them to take more Americans hostage. The deal for Sgt. Bergdahl may well turn out to have been a bargain with the devil.

DARRELL HUCKABY: If he's good enough for Herschel, he's good enough for me

Today I am ready to endorse Jack Kingston in the July 22 Republican primary runoff.

ROB JENKINS: The four cornerstones of a happy marriage: Service

Several readers have asked me, after making it through the first three installments of this series, “Where does love come in? Isn’t it foundational to a good marriage?”

JACK SIMPSON: All citizens should contribute to safe, clean community

I do not know how you feel about it, but I like to think my community is occupied by law-abiding individuals and that it is a good place to live.

DARRELL HUCKABY: 'Big Bang' among TV's treasures

I was late to the party — but I have more than caught up. I am speaking now of the television sitcom — they do still call them sitcoms, don’t they? — “Big Bang Theory.”

DOUG HOLT: Can you keep 55,000 'bosses' happy?

So, do you think you’ve mastered being a “part-time” legislator, now that you know about voting on bills and pushing your own legislation? Guess again! You’ve got 55,000 citizens in your district, and every day at least a few of them find reason to collar you.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Summertime brings back memories of roads I've traveled

It’s finally summertime again and folks will be hitting the road from Kalamazoo to Timbuktu for vacation trips — or, as they say in Europe, people will be on holiday.

THOMAS: The Rich List and the West’s culture of envy

The “Rich List” is fun to read, but the stories behind their wealth ought to be a lesson to people living in free societies. That lesson is that while not all can necessarily become as rich as these men and women, by adopting their work ethic they can improve their lives far beyond their current place on the economic ladder, to their benefit and to the benefit of their nation.

KRAUTHAMMER: It’s Putin who makes the pivot to Asia

On Wednesday, it finally happened — the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East. In Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a spectacular energy deal— $400 billion of Siberian natural gas to be exported to China over 30 years.

ROB JENKINS: The four cornerstones of a happy marriage: commitment

My dad always said there are two kinds of married people: those who are committed, and those who probably ought to be.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Warm reception inside the perimeter

I broke my own rule Thursday night and I am glad I did. I accepted a speaking engagement inside the perimeter.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Never forget who paid for our freedom

Forgive me if you’ve heard this story before. On second thought, I take that back. Even if I have shared it, this one bears repeating and is probably more relevant today than it was when the incident occurred — back when I had all my hair, among other things.