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Associated PressThe last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago Friday, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it. While the fall of Saigon two years later is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War,...
President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. Vice...
From the book “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett, speaking of the ambivalence and apathy of many pre- and post-WWII Germans, Follett writes: “… those inadequate people who were so scared by life that they preferred to live under...
Democracy is a theory yet to be disproved To the editor: Watching the election returns on television reminded me why I migrated to this country a few years ago. I am proud to be an American. We are a country that is so big, so great, so diverse and...
It was with great anticipation that I waited for the arrival of “Twilight of the Elites,” written by Christopher Hayes. One can only be amazed at his gifts in orchestrating his two-hour program every Saturday and Sunday morning. It is no...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgSpeaking about the war often referred to as the “forgotten war,” Hagerstown-area resident Les Bishop said the Korean War was one of the most significant events of the previous century and deeply affected the communist movement. Bishop was the...
email@example.comFor a quick primer on how government-by-petition works out, look to the west. California adopted a form of direct democracy in 1911 and the truly incredible thing is that for the next 67 years, the people used a remarkable degree of restraint. The year...
The present popularity of the so-called Tea Party and other right-wing enthusiasts for a minimal government should be taken with a large portion of salt. They have the typical burst of power that erupts from new converts to a cause: brashness and...
The Associated PressEgypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak fired his Cabinet early Saturday and promised reforms in his first response to protesters who have mounted the biggest challenge ever to his 30-year rule. But many protesters were outraged by Mubarak's nationally...
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