So (see my post of 21 January) we do not know a great deal about George Calderon’s training at Fort Brockhurst between now and the middle of April 1915, nor about his relationship with Kittie in that period, because of the lack of epistolary evidence. 354 more words
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I’m thinking about Martin Luther King, Jr. On June 14, 1965, I met Dr. King at a week long training in Atlanta, Georgia. We were there to prepare for registering black voters during a time when it was dangerous for blacks to register and vote. 476 more words
In the Atlantic (January/February 2015) Joseph Epstein argues in favor of bringing the draft back. He comments, “A veteran of the Cold War-era draft argues that once again sharing the burden of defending the country would produce better foreign policy – and better Americans.” How can that be?
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Cheyenne, WY – 1/9/15 – The Charlie Hebdo massacre by two Muslim brothers in Paris reveals, at one and the same time, the extent of the blindness of the French people and French authorities to the penetration by Islamics into their society, AND the expertise and determination of French police in hunting down and eliminating the Muslims responsible for this terrible tragedy. 123 more words