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Editorial: Memorial Day: Honoring the living and the dead, in the spirit of 1869

IT MUST have been quite a sight, Memorial Day 1869 in Cincinnati, where “a crowd of thirty thousand gathered in a cemetery to observe the decoration of 745 graves of that community’s war dead,” as the historian David W. Blight describes it. “Among the processions was a...

Replacing the use of military force agreement would focus the U.S. on better tactics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is right to call attention to the outdated legal framework by which the United States combats extremist groups [“Updating the war on terror,” Washington Forum, May 23]. Rather than updating the 2001 Authorization on the Use of Military Force, as Mr....

Quit piling on over D.C. trash cans

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Altoona, Part II

Milepost 835 One of the more interesting trains that we saw while in Altoona was the tractor train. The entire train was made up of International Case and John Deere combines. The train was headed east so I’m guessing that these combines were headed for an ocean voyage. I...
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