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Navajo Code Talkers

During World War II, the Marine Corps used one of the thousands of languages spoken in the world to create an unbreakable code: Navajo. 29 more words


Gracious Navajo Vets Sidelined By Donald Trump Attacks

In a special ‘Rewrite,’ Lawrence argues that Donald Trump’s name-calling attack on Senator Elizabeth Warren distracted from the bravery and graciousness of the ‘Navajo Code Talkers’ visit to the White House. 22 more words


Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' Remark Insulting To People Of Color

Commenting on Trump using ‘Pocahontas’ as a racial slur during an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers, Boston Globe reporter Kimberly Atkins explains why Trump’s comments are insulting to all women of color. 21 more words


The Rich Man, Middle Man, Poor Man Tax Reform Act of 2017

So both houses of Congress have now voted to pass their version of the Rich Man, Middle Man, Poor Man Tax Reform Act of 2017 in which the Rich Man becomes measurably (in gazillions) richer while the Poor Man, as Pretty is fond of saying, is another day older. 489 more words


Grand Traverse Band Statement on the Navajo Code Talkers

GTB Statement to Honor the Navajo Code Talkers

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, I wish to express gratitude to the Navajo Nation’s Code Talkers for their service in World War II, and for their recent poise and grace in the face of the President’s cultural insensitivity. 182 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Not in our History Books

I realized yesterday that a lot of people in our country don’t know much about the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. It’s something I don’t remember learning in school, though we may have glanced over it briefly. 233 more words