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Winston Churchill

This Week in World War I, February 21-28, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

The Dardanelles is 38 miles long and connects the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean. At Cape Helles, at the Aegean entrance, the straits are two miles wide and were guarded by several Ottoman forts manned with sixteen heavy and seven medium range guns.

Bibi, Moses, and Churchill

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Netanyahu carries a sense of superiority, self-importance, and an overbearing assumption that only he is correct. That attitude feeds the latest spat between Bibi and the White House which has become a classic example of domestic and foreign policies intertwined in an unhealthy imbroglio.

First Nighter: Ronald Keaton Makes an Imposing 'Churchill'

David Finkle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

When I was at college, a favorite pastime of mine was sitting around with a bunch of other procrastinators keen on determining the most important person of the 20th century. I maintained it was Winston Churchill.

Love, and How to Say It

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 02.13.2015 | New York
Maggie Van Ostrand

Useless are today's most popular methods of expressing love: texting e-cards, and posting. Where are the passionate and moving love letters of our past? Written in cursive by the sender, we can actually see by that handwriting what their emotional state of mind was at the time.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

Mourning Sir Martin

Barry Singer | Posted 02.06.2015 | Books
Barry Singer

Martin Gilbert died this past Tuesday evening, February 3, after a long and difficult illness. His accomplishments are too bountiful to be summarized.

13 Tips For Writing A Novel

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 01.30.2015 | Books
Chaker Khazaal

There will be bumps. But you owe it to your characters, your audience, and most of all, yourself, to finish the story.

Britain Marks 50th Anniversary Of Churchill's Funeral

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Britain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat w...

Scholars in the Trenches: WWII Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.17.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As 70th anniversary remembrances wind down, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, remains the U.S. Army's bloodiest, longest, largest land battle.

'I'll Be Sober in the Morning': Remembering Winston Churchill's Wit on the 50th Anniversary of his Death

Christopher Lamb | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

January 24th is the 50th anniversary of the death of British prime minister and statesman Winston Churchill, who had the most ferocious wit of any politician in history.

Target Churchill: How Persistence Gave Birth to a Bestselling Thriller

Warren Adler | Posted 01.02.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

Every novelist is asked where they get their ideas. I have spent many years reflecting on that mystery with most of my work. Target Churchill is an exception. It came via a person, a persistent messenger who, like Winston Churchill, never surrendered.

The Future of Europe

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Think about it. One hundred years back Europe started The Great War. No need to repeat what everyone can read today on Wikipedia.

Obama Corrects a Historic Mistake

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

By re-establishing diplomatic relations, the U.S. will finally recognize the Cuban government as the sovereign representative of their state. Gone is the myth -- promoted by anti-normalization exiles and the internal opposition -- of a hijacked sovereignty that the United States should not respect.

With the Churchills in London

Barry Singer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Lo (and behold), I found myself in London last month, standing before The Great Door to St. James Palace at dusk, more or less expecting to be let in. Which I was! Straight off, I took a wrong turn, gravitating toward a bunch of bobbies and a man with a clipboard.

What Can Winston Churchill Teach Us About Depression?

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Seth Adam Smith

When you think of Sir Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt, please consider this incredible irony: They were two leaders that faced tremendous challenges. One of them struggled with the darkness of depression; the other was bound to a wheelchair.

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

A Trustworthy Press Is the Immune System of Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.19.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Do your best to get it right. If you do, great. If you don't, admit you got it wrong, fix it, even if hard, and try harder next time. And we should reward journalists and press outlets that are practicing good, honest journalism.

The Imitation Game: World War II Like You Never Knew

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years.

Can America Be Saved? # 2 Not If We're Blind to the One Force That Can Turn This Battle Around

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Tragically -- and it is indeed one of the great tragedies of American history -- as soon as he became president, Obama left behind that powerful force of the spirit into which he'd tapped as a candidate. As the Republicans tried out their "make him fail" strategy in opposition, he did nothing to rally America to its better angels.

The Top 10 Best Political Leaders We Need Right Now

Culturalist | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Culturalist

It's Election Day once again, our annual reminder that we do technically need somebody running the country.

Trump l'oeil: The Donald Masquerades as Mental Health Expert

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

President Obama, as I have written before, may possess a naïve, almost absurd, belief that the law and diplomacy can settle everything. But President Obama is not psychotic.

Richard Tanner Conquers Hollywood With His Small Parts

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Tanner confesses he still doesn't know where he fits into Hollywood, and that he's never been the kind of actor who waits for the phone to ring -- so he's created his own production company, the first project being Small Parts.

Is Adversity Foe or Friend? -- Answer the 3 Questions of the Entrepreneurial Challenge

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

It's not just entrepreneurs that can turn adversity into opportunity. All people face startup-like challenges. And we all benefit from learning and perseverance. I believe much hinges on how we exercise our free will to create a personal resiliency.

Politics, Storytellers and Milltowns: Chatting With Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver and Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.

These Are Some Of History's Classiest Burns

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

For as long as humans have been on this Earth, human-ing it up, we've had no shortage of insults thrown back and forth at one another. But it's one th...