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There was a deceptive lull in the undeclared war between President Obama and Republicans over judicial nominations when the Senate confirmed the president's first nominee to the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
This Memorial Day is punctuated by one other scandal in the Obama administration. The inability of the Department of Veterans Affairs to process disability and related claims of our nation's veterans in a timely manner is a shameful situation that may well add not only to anxiety among veterans, but even to the number of deaths of those who served their nation.
In the 1860s, the U.S. government declared Decoration Day as a day of remembrance to honor those who had died in our nation's service during the Civil War. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed in May 1868, and after World War I the holiday was changed from honoring the Civil War dead to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war.
As Americans nationwide honored fallen military service members on Memorial Day, including two former Navy SEALs killed in the terror attack in Benghazi, President Obama called on the country to recognize the sacrifices of troops serving in Afghanistan.
This returning Decoration Day brings our entire nation in reverence and respect to the graves of our departed soldiers. Each year, their number has increased, as that long blue line which stood so valiantly for the cause of the Union has grown thinner and thinner, until today it has almost vanished from earthly view.
The Baltimore starter, who entered with a 5.37 ERA, pitched eight innings, allowed only two runs and needed just 107 pitches to do it. He walked none and struck out eight.
When we think of heroes, what comes to mind? Some fictional good guy flying around in the latest big-screen comic-book adventure? Perhaps, but with the arrival of another Memorial Day, I'd like to suggest someone more fitting: a U.S. Navy SEAL named Mike Monsoor.
Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti swapped the lead in the early laps of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, both of them trying to win at a place that has caused them plenty of heartache.
"The last two starts, that's the best we've seen him since he's been here," shortstop Ian Desmond said of Strasburg, who struck out nine in eight innings.