For survivors, of course, the memories and scars never fade. But there's another side of the story: In the aftermath of the Holocaust, an extraordinary drama of resiliency, rebirth and renewal took place in Austria and Germany: the creation of the Displaced Persons camps.
I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.
A newt is a slimy amphibian with an uncanny ability to reinvent itself by regenerating limbs. Living up to his name, Newt Gingrich has metamorphosed from disgraced former House Speaker to a preeminent position on the Right.