On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Manchester terror attack by an alleged Islamic State "soldier" will accelerate the push by the U.S. and its allies to capture the terror group's strongholds in Mosul and Raqqah. But it should also focus ...Read more
"Whom the gods would destroy, they first tempt to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict."
-- Irving Kristol
WASHINGTON -- The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- To many observers on the left, the initial embrace of Seth Rich conspiracy theories by conservative media figures was merely a confirmation of the right's deformed soul. But for those of us who remember that ...Read more
What a difference a week makes. On May 19, President Donald Trump took off in Air Force One for the Middle East and Europe. He left behind a Washington and a nation buzzing about his firing of FBI Director James Comey, the...Read more
In 1958, three years before an interracial union produced Barack Obama, 4 percent of Americans told Gallup that they approved of interracial marriage. Like Obama, the U.S. has traveled a long, long way since then. Approval...Read more
DALLAS -- If a U.S. president's annual budget is a statement of priorities, a world traveler contemplating a trip to America might consider going somewhere else.
The Trump administration's budget proposal released this ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, May 26:
Bills being floated in Congress by a handful of Republicans would impose taxes on remittances -- money U.S. residents send abroad, usually...Read more
You Shall Know Our Names (The Judah Halevi Journals) (Volume 1)Ezekiel Nieto Benzion
When Ezekiel Benzion's grandfather handed him the dusty journals written by Doctor Judah Halevi Nieto, he begged, "Before I die, tell me why our family protected these for two hundred years. Who were these men? And why were they revered?" The search for answers led to ...
The following editorial appeared in The Baltimore Sun on Friday, May 26:
Alternative facts come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, they are relatively benign, as when President Donald Trump insisted his inauguration drew...Read more
I am a sucker for lists.
A few weeks ago, sparked by reading yet another claim that Donald Trump is the most "fill in the blank" in American history, I Googled "the worst American in history." I thought there was a list ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Star Tribune on Friday, May 26:
A point of clarification for Republican members of Congress who voted for their party's health reform plan: When you vowed on the campaign trail to ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate federal funding for an earthquake early warning system being developed for California and the rest of the West Coast, which if enacted would likely kill the ...Read more
I cannot imagine what the family members felt on 9/11, even though my own brother was in Manhattan when the Twin Towers came down. He emailed to tell us he was safe. I have no idea what the bereaved in Paris felt when the ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, May 26:
When the White House unveiled its 2018 budget on Monday, plenty of Democrats were quick to characterize it as stingy and cruel. Among the exhibits...Read more
After he was accused of physically attacking a reporter, Greg Gianforte had some very visible defenders while he went invisible for election day Thursday.
The Republican candidate for Montana's open congressional seat ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump gained something Thursday he's been craving: validation from America's closest ally for his war on leaks.
Trump, a one-time fan of leaks who has spent much of his early term decrying ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A chart buried on page 245 of President Donald Trump's 2018 budget analysis looks alarming: It shows a massive decrease in funding over 10 years for federal programs that aid survivors of sexual assault and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz improperly accounted for loans he received from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. during his 2012 campaign, saying the funds were his own personal contributions to the Senate race...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Congressmen encouraged protesters who were attacked by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail in Washington last week to keep on protesting, and said they might join them.
"Do it again, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health is in hot water again with the House Energy and Commerce Committee over a scandal that occurred nearly two years ago at one of the agency's main research institutions.
On ...Read more
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