Opinion Article Archives

by Tom Jurkowsky, Author

The Hill

JAN 4, 2020

Washington, DC

Congratulations are in order for our Congress and the Trump administration for seeing the NDAA through to fruition, keeping the right balance of mission first, but people always. Well done.

Capital Gazette

DEC 27, 2019

Annapolis, Maryland

It's a frightening problem that has flown beneath the American radar. It's time for it to be addressed.

Capital Gazette

DEC 3, 2019

Annapolis, Maryland

It would behoove us as a nation to pay attention to the issues occurring in numerous countries around the world such as violent protests, some deadly.

Daily Oklahoman

Nov 12, 2019

Oklahoma City, OK

Under current law, military survivors whose sponsors die from service-connected causes must forfeit part or all of their purchased military survivor benefits when they receive Dependency and Indemnity Compensation from the Veterans Administration. These separate benefits offset each other, meaning every dollar a widow or widower receives in military survivor benefits is reduced for every dollar from the VA.

 

The Hill

OCT 28, 2019

Washington, DC

Despite warnings, it's a problem that our political leadership has not acted upon and the media largely have ignored

The Hill

SEP 13, 2019

Washington, DC

This is where the conferees can shine. This is their opportunity to show leadership by correcting a wrong that has gone on for more than 40 years and has allowed our nation to turn its back on the survivors of the men and women who gave their lives to protect this country.

Capital Gazette

AUG 19, 2019

Annapolis, Maryland

Trump needs to explain to the American public why the playing field needs to be leveled in an appropriate venue--not answering questions from shouting reporters in front of a whirling helicopter on the White House lawn.

Capital Gazette

AUG 4, 2019

Annapolis, Maryland

I tire of our political leaders who continue to give lip service to our military service members and their families, praising them for going into harm's way and for their sacrifices. Their rhetoric is hollow.

Capital Gazette

JUL 17, 2019

Annapolis, Maryland

Presence has been part of our foreign policy 'brand' for as long as we've been a nation. Our friends and allies have relied on us, and that presence has allowed us to prosper as a nation.

Capital Gazette

JUL 7, 2019

Annapolis, Maryland

For over four decades, under current law, survivors of service members who die in a military operation or service-connected cause are required to forfeit part or all of an annuity their service member purchased as a life insurance policy while they were on active duty.

Capital Gazette

FEB 1, 2019

Annapolis, Maryland

The Maryland state legislature has a great opportunity this year to make a significant contribution to the state's economy--while at the same time acknowledging those veterans who have retired from military service.

The Virginian-Pilot

JUN 24, 2018

Hampton Roads, Virginia

China's addition of aircraft carriers to its fleet is revealing about its intentions. Much of what has been written recently about the Chinese navy focuses on its operations in the South China Sea. But the signals are clear that it will soon be operating globally.

Capital Gazette

JAN 29, 2018

Annapolis, Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College's leadership is visionary and entrepreneurial. When the school wins an award or develops a new program, leadership is never satisfied with that achievement.