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Pearl Harbor survivor: What I saw aboard the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941

Donald Stratton, Editor’s note: The following column is adapted from “All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor.“ I was aboard the USS Arizona on the morning of December 7, 1941. The courage I saw in our men was astonishing. Those gallant sailors fought back however they could. Pilots tried to

Robert Charles: Pearl Harbor – at 75

Robert Charles, What can you say about the day, December 7, 1941?  Now, 75 years later, it “lives in infamy” – as Franklin Delano Roosevelt projected.  That date also represents America’s resolve to fight back against anything – even an unconscionable, unprovoked attack on our soil – and decisively win.  The obvious parallel is to

Sept. 11 drama on Air Force One unfolds in Bush aide’s handwritten notes

The notes are handwritten on a legal pad and provide a verbatim account of the shock, pain and grim determination aboard Air Force One on Sept. 11, 2001. They were scribbled by Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W. Bush, and he is releasing them to mark the 15th anniversary on Sunday of the

Allen West: Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines issue MAJOR warning

Allen West Republic, It is unconscionable and embarrassing that our men and women in our military aviation force are having to resurrect planes from boneyards and scavenge museums in order to provide for our common defense. As Written By Allen B. West: We recently shared here a story about the horrific situation surrounding the rise

House panel accuses Clinton State Department of Benghazi lapses

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of failing to protect U.S. diplomats in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack that killed four Americans. In an 800-page report that Democrats have derided as a political vendetta, Republicans also accused Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and her

May Obama’s visit to Hiroshima awaken our world from its moral slumber

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, People of good faith everywhere should welcome the joint visit to Hiroshima’s ground zero by President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe.   Such an event could serve as a powerful symbolic moment of silence and reflection in a world cluttered with mind-numbing and mostly meaningless media and social networking chatter. Today’s

WWII Skeletons Washed From Graves by Rising Seas – Caused by Global Warming?

Liberal View:  Skeletons of World War II soldiers are being washed from their graves by the rising Pacific Ocean as global warming leads to inundation of islands that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict. On the day Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the storming of Normandy beaches in the D-Day landings,

Obama Calls for Highest Sustained Taxation in U.S. History

 In the budget proposal he presented to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called for what would be the highest level of sustained taxation ever imposed on the American people, according to the analysis published last week by the Congressional Budget Office. Under Obama’s proposal, taxes would rise from 17.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product