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Time to Start Talking

Jeff Hensley | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Hensley

Last month, I had the privilege of hearing a man named C.C. Collie at a Memorial Day celebration in Dallas. Mr. Collie is a nonagenarian who spent WWII on a U.S. Navy destroyer during the final bloody year of the Pacific campaign.

What Did The Chief Test Pilot For The A-Bomb Want His Grandson To Know?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

Clyde Stanley Shields was just months short of cancer claiming his life when he penned a deathbed letter to his then-infant grandson, Scott. With care...

Democracy Isn't About Voting

David Sable | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
David Sable

Democracy is not uniquely American, nor does independence belong exclusively to the U.S. or France or anyone else. Nor is it only about voting; in fact, it's a way of life.

In Ink

Michael Clemens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Clemens

A tattoo felt like some new revelation. I was going to make a permanent decision and stick by it.

Remembering Back

Terry Marotta | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Terry Marotta

When I was a child, July Fourth brought out talk at the family table about the Second World War. Our grownups spoke of the gasoline rations and the saving of tinfoil and so on, but to us kids, it was just one other thing that had happened to them, those inscrutable adults.

Independence Babies... the Littlest Patriots

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Military brats were drafted at birth -- they had no choice about whether or not they wanted to live a military lifestyle. And they, like their warrior fathers and mothers, have paid an enormous price to protect the freedoms and privileges that most of us take for granted.

Mitt Romney's Career Options -- Here's an Idea...

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

It's been many months since the election and it appears that Mitt Romney is figuring out his next gig. We suggest he take a look at what another corporate-executive-turned-presidential-candidate did after his election drubbing.

LOOK: On This Day In 1942, History Was Made

Posted 06.12.2013 | World

On June 12, 1942, a teenaged girl received a red, checkered autograph book as a present for her 13th birthday. 71 years later, Anne Frank's diary has ...

U.S. Finds Long-Lost Diary Of Top Nazi Leader And Hitler Aide

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

(Refiles June 9 story to correct spelling of complements in paragraph 3) By John Shiffman WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) ...

Galliano's Addiction -- Death by Dior: Part Two, The Vanity Fair Scoop

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.04.2013 | Celebrity
Alison Winfield Burns

Galliano describes "hearing the rustle of the taffeta" and "being able to smell the perfume on the girl." The glee that once was Galliano's shines through still, alive and well. Galliano brings fairy tales to life, although he's been very close to losing his own.

The Mean-spirited and Empty Land of Giant Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

On May 26, 2013, a friend and I ventured into the alien world of the Imperial Valley of California where "farming" engulfs the Salton Sea. In the brig...

Unexploded WWII Shell Found Feet From Japan Bullet Train

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.04.2013 | World

An unexploded World War II shell that was discovered just metres from a busy rail track halted high speed trains in Japan, as bomb disposal experts mo...

The Desperate Cover-Up of a Shame Culture: The Provenance of Mayor Hashimoto's Incendiary Comments about the Necessity of Comfort Women

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Kalliope Lee

Japan's war crimes have incurred a debt that must be paid--not only in reparation to the victims of neighboring countries, such as Korea and China, but for the sake of its own future.

LOOK: 'We Are Still The Weaker Sex'

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

On the list of things making us glad we didn't live in 1944 is this article said to be from that year's September issue of Ladies Home Journal. Accord...

Rick Perry Chats With Oldest Living World War II Veteran

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) stopped by on Memorial Day for a special visit with Richard Overton, the oldest living World War II veteran. Perry ar...

The Mission Rolls On...

K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo

Happy New Year takes a bold look at the ugly issue of veteran suicide that is affecting so many of our warriors today. When we began this project, the statistic for veteran suicides was 18 per day. As of February of this year, the number has risen to 22 per day. We can no longer ignore it.

Remembering Normandy: Let Us Never Forget

Duane Wells | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Duane Wells

When I arrived in Normandy after an hour long train ride from Paris, visits to the D-Day beaches and war memorials had been on my list of "to dos" but, if I'm honest, they weren't at the top of that list or even close to it.

6 Biggest Hoaxes In History

Edward Steers Jr. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books
Edward Steers Jr.

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously observed "history is a set of lies agreed upon." For those who look for the truth, it is often far too easy to believe in fraudulent history and science when they tell us what we want to hear.

Death by Dior: A Book Review

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Alison Winfield Burns

There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.

Republican Warns Of Modern-Day Hitler Invasion

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is known for his unusual Twitter feed, and he took to the website again on Saturday with more unique posts. Grassley s...

Warren Buffet and My Mom, an Original Rosie the Riveter

Myra Evans | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Myra Evans

Buffet said that, "Women are the key to America's prosperity...The closer America comes to fully employing the talents of all its citizens, the greater the output of goods and services will be." Buffet's essay reminded me of my hardworking mother and her experiences during World War II.

Russia Flexes Military Muscle On Victory Day

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones Thursday as Russia flexed its military muscle on the anniversary o...

A Forgotten Battle's Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Though not often mentioned in the list of famous World War II battles in the Pacific, the Battle of Attu Island was indeed an important strategic victory for America and deserves to be remembered.

LOOK: Surprising WWII Find In Old Hatbox

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.08.2013 | Good News

An old hatbox containing about 250 World War II letters sat in Pamela Gilliland's closet, untouched for nearly 15 years. The Oklahoma woman bought the...

Today In History: Germany Surrenders To The Allies

Posted 05.07.2013 | World

On May 7, 1945, Germany officially surrendered to the Allies, bringing an end to the European conflict in World War II. General Alfred Jodl, represent...