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Today in Middle Eastern history: the Iran Hostage Crisis begins (1979)

It’s only been 36 years since a group of Iranian students from an organization called “Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line”, on their own volition though possibly with the approval of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, … 1,597 more words

Middle East

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Lost and Found - November 4th Edition

What to remember about November 4th…

  • 1842  Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1864  Confederate raiders destroy millions in supplies with bombardment of supply base at Battle of Johnsonville…
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History

Argo (2012)

A couple of years ago, I had the idea to watch a bunch of Oscar-winning films for the sake of a blog (sound familiar?).  My plan then was far less ambitious in many ways:  I’d just start with the most recent one and work my way back until I got bored of it.  527 more words

Best Pictures

Johnny Isakson's second ad focuses on bipartisan work to secure money for Iran hostages

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is once again focusing on what he’s been able to accomplish on Capitol Hill by crossing the aisle in his second ad of the election cycle. 266 more words

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(1980’s | athletese | “unwind,” “relax,” “take it easy”)

This word first came to our attention primarily as a result of the Iran hostage crisis, or rather its end in January 1981. 428 more words

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Iran Payoff Earns More Disrespect

Iran Payoff Earns More Disrespect
by JBS President Emeritus John F. McManus

Last January, the Obama administration quietly airlifted $400 million in foreign currency to Iran. 822 more words

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