Category Archives: History

Chairman Does Memorial Day

The wife and I made our annual visit to Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day. It was a beautiful day – not nearly as hot as years past – as we strolled to Section 60, the area of the cemetery that … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago Today…

U.S. Marines raised the colors above Mount Suribachi – immortalized by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal – on the fifth day of the monthlong Battle for Iwo Jima. A total of 92,000 men – 70,000 Americans and 22,000 Japanese – fought … Continue reading

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Big Trouble?

Lost in the media churn created by the Islamic State, the Ukrainian civil war, the growing ebola crisis and the Ferguson race riots over the last few months, these other things have happened in the world’s most populous nation: – In … Continue reading

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Gaza Endgame

When David Ignatius writes, Truman and I usually drop what we’re doing and pay attention. In this morning’s Washington Post, his column was titled “John Kerry’s big blunder in seeking an Israel-Gaza cease fire.” (Worth a read; it’s short). Ignatius … Continue reading

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Intifada Redux

The last two intifadas ended with no victories, just dead bodies and seething anger on both sides of the never-ending dispute in the Holy Land. I imagine a third one will end the same way. This morning I was listening to … Continue reading

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6/4

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Stubborn reporters trying to cover the “6/4” milestone have encountered an equally resolute Interior Ministry determined to make this a non-event. Google searches done on Chinese networks for “Tiananmen Square” … Continue reading

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