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My Guilty Pleasures: NFL Football And World War II

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Andy Schmookler

NFL football and World War II share certain characteristics that make them, for me, guilty pleasures.The pleasures come from my lifelong love of good games of strategy and of heroic action.

Consequences Of Freedom

William E. White | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
William E. White

With Independence Day looming, we hear a lot about "freedom." The holiday is our national celebration of freedom and the word echoes through our consciousness like no other. But this year, I hope we stop and really consider the meaning of freedom.

Brexit: A Setback In One Of Humankind's Most Important Projects

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

If future generations are to have a decent future -- or perhaps any future at all -- human civilization as a whole will have to meet something of the same challenge as Europe first began to meet nearly 70 years ago.

To Americans who died in 'The Great War'

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

Note: The following guest blog  first appeared in the Northern Dutchess News in Dutchess County, New York. Story and photos by jim donick They c...

An American Cemetery in France

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

In memory of American soldiers killed in "The Great War," 1917-18 Photo by jim donick...

This Week in World War I: May 28-June 3, 1916

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

At the onset of World War I, there were a series of naval battles throughout the world's oceans that saw the Royal Navy largely destroy the German Navy's surface combatants outside of the Baltic Sea.

A Year After Loss: Remembering a Beloved Uncle

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Calendars rustle about. Soon, it will be a year since Uncle Jerry died. Meanwhile, Father's Day approaches. I wrote this piece last year, on the Su...

This Week in World War I: May 14-20, 1916

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Sykes-Picot a Century Later Sir Mark Sykes (left) and Francois Georges Picot (right) May 16 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Sykes...

Why Does Israel Refuse to Recognize the Armenian Genocide?

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Michael A. Moodian

April 24 marked 101 years since the start of the Armenian genocide, when Ottoman Turks killed approximately 1.5 million Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, and others.

An American Grapples with ANZAC Day 2016

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Denise and I missed the Dawn Ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance on ANZAC Day 2016. We needed to be up by 4:30 am and out of the house by 5:15 am b...

This Week in World War I, April 16-22, 1916

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 04.17.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Germany and the Irish Easter Rebellion Irish nationalists manning a baricade in Dublin during the Easter uprising During the First World War Germ...

This Week in World War I: April 9-15, 1916

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 04.09.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

During World War I, the Allies engaged Ottoman forces on three principal fronts: Gallipoli, the Caucasus and the Sinai Peninsula.

History Lesson: Bernie Sanders is no 'Communist,' and 'Democratic Socialists' are as American as Apple Pie.

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

Bernie Sanders' version of Democratic Socialism fits easily in this long moderate tradition. Those who try to stigmatize him by shouting "Communist!" are engaging in scare tactics and nothing more. Sanders is no communist, and in America, we have all been socialists for years.

Now a World War I Commemorative Coin

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

A few months ago I was surprised to learn that there are no World War I memorials that meet the strict interpretation of what a "national" monument is...

'No Shred of Evidence,' A Conversation with Charles Todd

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.22.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Charles Todd Who is Charles Todd? If you aren't familiar with "his" many previous novels, you might be surprised to learn Charles Todd is the...

Winning Design for National WW I Memorial Announced

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

As noted here, while our nation's capital is blessed with an abundance of splendid parks, statuary, monuments and memorials and while there are two me...

An Ode to Henry Moseley

Peter Reynosa | Posted 01.07.2016 | Science
Peter Reynosa

Henry Moseley was an English physicist who had a major impact on our understanding of what an atom of an element is made of and how we should arrange these elements in the periodic table, and doing all of this before he was killed in action in the First World War at only 27.

The Christmas Day That Peace Broke Out

Michael Winship | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Once again, politicians and others run around ferociously beating the war drums, pandering to our fears and baser instincts. In the end, while there are really very few differences among us, there will always be those who seek to turn those small differences into monsters. Do not let that happen. We all rest on the same side. See you next year.

This Week in World War I, November 28-December 5, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.29.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Balkan Front was a 900-mile front that stretched from the Isonzo River valley in northeast Italy to the Romanian Black Sea coast. The front consisted of a series of largely separate campaigns.

Almost a Century Ago, Another Democratic Socialist Ran for President of the United States -- From His Prison Cell

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

In the early twentieth century, roughly a century before Bernie Sanders's long-shot run for the White House, another prominent democratic socialist, Eugene V. Debs, waged his own campaigns for the presidency.

Beyond the Uniform and Simple Thanks

Joel Peterson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for all the many friends and acquaintances who are truly generous and genuine with their thanks.But, many veterans have shared that they feel what I feel: awkward, weird, half embarrassed, a bit resentful, but also proud.

Protecting while Promoting the Great War's Underground Cities:Update

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.11.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Every day Dr. Jeffrey Gusky posts a haunting new photo on his Instagram feed. A portrait or list of names etched into a cave wall, a boot, a pile of unexploded shells or a set of tunneling tools leaning where its owners propped them underground a century ago.

Splinterlands: The View From 2050

John Feffer | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

In 2015, people were so busy crossing borders -- real and conceptual -- that they barely registered the backlash against globalization. Officially, more and more countries had committed themselves to diversity, multiculturalism, and the cosmopolitan ideals of liberty, solidarity, and equality. But everything began to change.

This Week in World War I, October 31-November 6, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.31.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Following an evening bombardment, Ottoman troops tried to crawl through gaps in the barbed wire emplacements surrounding the British camp, but were repulsed. The next day, a force of Turkish troops, accompanied by Arab irregulars, tried to bypass the British camp entirely and made their way towards Basra, but were stopped by elements of the 2nd Dorset and the 24th Punjabis.

This Week in World War I, October 25-31, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.25.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Second Serbian Campaign: October-December 1915 Serbian Troops on the Stava River, Summer 1915 The first Serbian campaign commenced on July 29, ...