Homeless on Veterans’ Day

We reprint the following editorial from today’s New York Times as a reminder that a grateful nation owes its veterans more than ceremonies and nice words. Also, we salute the admirable commitment of General Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to improving...

Harm’s Way, or, A Surge of His Own?

The ceremony at Fort Hood yesterday was beautiful, and heart-breaking. The pain was all too real, and the president’s speech was sincere, somber, respectful, and probably healing. But . . . could the ceremony have been designed in part as a warm-up, a stirring of our...