Sixty-five years ago today, disgraced State Department official, Alger Hiss, was convicted of perjury, in what has become one of the most hotly debated cases of the 20th century. Hiss had been the subject of aggressive investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee, led by an ambitious California representative, Richard Nixon.
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All we can say is ‘Wow!’ When is the last time you heard an elected official come right out, admit a mistake and then apologize for it? And to boot, this one wasn’t one of those I-got-caught-and-now-I-better-appear-contrite apologies; this was a straight up, acknowledgement of fault and mea culpa.
It may be that the voters elected not so much a lieutenant governor as a vice president of Arkansas.
As the nation honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we should pause to reflect on his ideals and vision for America. We all know King’s work in the cause of civil rights, but his call for committed public service should also be remembered.
If we associate the name Thomas Nast with anything, it’s usually his illustrations of Santa Claus that form the basis for the American idea of St. Nicolas.
As Shakespeare’s King Henry V entreats, “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.”
A new term has been introduced into the debate over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline: irrelevance. With crude oil prices at their lowest point in recent memory, folks on both sides of this debate are forced to refine their polemics.
Last week Islamic terrorists with historic ties to al-Qaeda stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French newspaper. In the ensuing melee 12 people were murdered.
We’ve all heard the old saying “silence is golden.” In the wake of the recent murderous rampage by Islamic militants on the offices of a French magazine, keeping silent is anything but golden.
On Wednesday, the world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Twelve men and women were murdered for expressing their freedom of speech. Sadly, it is not an isolated incident.