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The Republican myth of Ronald Reagan and the Iran hostages, debunked

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Some stories are too good to check, and some myths are too perfect to bust. We’ve seen that dynamic in action all month, as GOP presidential candidates trot out their favorite foreign policy anecdote: the Parable of the Hostages. 466 more words

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Archivist of US Should Declare Torture Report a Federal Record, News from the Cyber Vault, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 1/21/2016

National Security Archive FOIA Project Director Nate Jones called on the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, to use his binding legal authority to declare the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program a federal record. 1,553 more words


Memo to GOP: Citing 'Reagan, Iran and hostages' won’t end well for you



And now, some advice for my Republican friends: If you want to criticize President Obama on anything having to do with Iran, don’t mention “Ronald Reagan” and “Iran” and “hostages” in the same sentence. 1,263 more words

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Today in Middle East history: the Iran Hostage Crisis ends (1981)

It’s now been 35 years since the Iranian government released the last 52 of the original 66 hostages taken when Iranian students/paramilitaries seized the US embassy in Tehran… 549 more words

Middle East

How History Enters the Mind of a 13 Year Old Boy

This morning’s news celebrated the release of ten U.S. sailors held captive by Iran. So when my seventh grade son asked me if I remembered the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979, when approximately 60 US citizens were held captive for 444 days, I was impressed. 268 more words

Ben talks movies: My 4 favourite biopics

Sometimes real life is the most entertaining. Biopics have proven to be an incredibly popular genre and have provided cinematic insights into the minds and lives of some of history’s greatest figures. 766 more words