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Normandy Invasion

As the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Approaches, a Grateful Ally Remembers

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

While, politically, Franco-American relations have seen their ups and downs, the historical and cultural ties that bind the French and the American people are deep, solid and lasting -- congressional "freedom fries" and other silliness notwithstanding.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

A Love Story That Transcends War

Peggie Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peggie Walsh

With Veteran's Day, the focus is on our service men and women that unselfishly serve our country. This brings me a very special love story that is near and dear to my heart. It wasn't until I discovered the long lost love letters my father wrote to my mother that was I able to piece together this very touching account of two young people separated by war.

D-Day Vets Reunite By Chance On Beach They Stormed 67 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

Almost 70 years ago while fighting in Normandy on D-Day, Bill Betts believed himself wounded beyond survival. He told his friend Clifford Baker to con...

Growing Bolder: A Deadline Unlike Any Other

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Documentary filmmaker Tim Gray knows all about deadlines. But he's now working against the most imposing, most important, deadline of his career. The men and women whose stories he tells are dying at the rate of 1,000 a day.

A Veteran's Story Made for Hollywood

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

I met John just a couple of months ago. He told me he was of French descent. That, I believed immediately. He also told me he was 90 years old. That, I could hardly believe.

France: Impressions of a Passer-By

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

I am not a French history expert or a Francophile. I am merely commenting on how a brief visit to France, a few conversations, and visiting some "concrete examples" of French gratitude and respect have altered my perceptions -- perhaps misconceptions -- of the French people and of their recent history.

What's the French for 'Paradox'?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

This is but one of the paradoxes at the heart of the French identity: They profess to disdain everything American, but if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they must love Uncle Sam.

D-Day Stories: Where Were You?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

June 6, 1944, the Allied forces commenced their invasion of Normandy in the turning point of World War II. That night, President Roosevelt gave a radi...

How to Fill Yankee Stadium's Pricey Empty Seats

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that the team's super-rich owners used taxpayer subsidies to help finance their gilded ballpark, it serves them right that they're losing some revenue.