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Coffee Break // A Time To Honor Vietnam Veterans
My, how time flies. Can you believe that this month marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War — and that plans...

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Coffee Break // A Defiant Hymn Penned In Secrecy
One night in mid-1966, in a satellite prison we called the “Zoo” on the outskirts of Hanoi, North Vietnam, I was in solitary (as were...

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Coffee Break // It’s Not The Troops, It’s The Suits
When John F. Kennedy was elected president of our country, he loaded his cabinet with highly intelligent individuals who were not always that smart. As...

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Coffee Break // New Hope For Moderate Muslims
According to an AP report out of Cairo, Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, opened the new year with a dramatic call for a “revolution”...

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Coffee Break // Texans Know How To Honor A War Hero
Anyone who knows a Texan knows how proud Texans are of “Texas Hospitality.” I have a Texan friend (aside from my wife), who sent me...

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Coffee Break // The Movie Misses The Best Parts
Like many who have read Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken, the impeccably researched story of Olympic runner Louie Zamperini, the film version was greatly anticipated —...

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Coffee Break // Christmas Eve At The Hanoi Hilton
Christmas Eve of 1968 found me less than two years into my seven-year incarceration as a POW in North Vietnam. Solitary confinement was still common,...

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Coffee Break // The Last Anti- Obama Tirade
In this column, I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m finished with my anti-Obama crusade. Mmmhmm, you might think; why would Coffee have an anti-Obama...

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Coffee Break // Seeking Photos Of Vietnam Dead
Last week I was in our nation’s Capitol, and as is my usual routine, I spent some time at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. After...

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Coffee Break // Touched By Trade Center Memorial
One of the lasting realizations from our recent trip to Manhattan: The place is perpetually under repair or construction. It seems that at least half...

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Coffee Break // Epidemic Of Incompetence Hurts U.S.
As bad as the Ebola epidemic may seem, it has occurred to me that there is a far more dangerous epidemic that appears to be...

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Coffee Break // Korea Vet Wins Military Literature Prize
“The Military Writers Society of America has awarded its gold medal for historical fiction to Hawaii author Richard McMahon for his novel, The Dark Side...

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Coffee Break // Surviving A Stroke With Quick Care
As I compose this column, I realize it was in the evening exactly two weeks ago that wife Susan and I were watching TV here...

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Coffee Break // Bottom Line: Life Is Not Always Fair
My last column, in which I laid out my own concep tion of the likely Ferguson grand jury findings on the police shooting of Michael...

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Coffee Break // Ferguson Lesson: Do What The Cop Says
I’ll never forget the sense of betrayal I felt when, in 1992, America watched the beating of Rodney King, a black man, by four Los...

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Coffee Break // No Moral Equivalency With Hamas
As I pen this column, my fingers are crossed for the continuation of a cease-fire between Israel and the Gaza forces of Hamas — this...

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Coffee Break // Gaza: Hamas Wants To Destroy Israel
A recent Wall Street Journal contained a very poignant article reminding us of the true nature of the enemy we face in international terrorist organizations...

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Coffee Break // No Surprises For Readers Around Here
They say time flies when you’re having a good time. I was recently called upon to come up with the date I started writing this...

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Coffee Break // Native Hawaiians Are Not A Tribe
In the course of my eight-year tenure as a MidWeek columnist, I have spared no ink to explain to readers why I believe the passage...

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Coffee Break // Bergdahl-Taliban Deal Endangers U.S. Troops
At the beginning of his first term, President Obama announced, “In the first year of my presidency, I will close down the prison at Guantanamo...

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