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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
WWII
Refugees

America’s Long History Of Anti-Refugee Policies

American presidents have periodically curtailed the entry of individuals or groups in the name of national security. Such measures invariably have proven controversial, often unleashing a fiery public debate about the relative merits of protecting the homeland at the cost of undermining our values.

February 28, 2017
Japanese Internment

Fear Led Us To Intern Japanese Americans. Who’s Next?

As many of us forget the story of Japanese internment, we also forget its moral: how fear can interdict reason, make you lash out with hatred at harmless people. Thus, some of us cheered recently when a new executive order was signed and our airports turned to chaos. Some of us echoed McCloy: “The Constitution is just a scrap of paper to me.”

February 23, 2017
Travel Ban, Trump, Immigration

U.S. History Shows The Folly Of Trump’s Immigration Ban

Banning immigration from seven majority Muslim countries and selectively admitting Christians is a bad idea for many moral and legal reasons. History shows that humiliating national or religious groups on the world stage by restricting their entry makes it harder to keep our allies. It can also create new enemies, which may put the U.S. at risk.

January 31, 2017

Exhibit At Texas Museum Focuses On 1936 Olympics In Berlin

In 1936, sports, politics, and propaganda collided in Berlin in one of the most controversial Olympic Games ever.

August 8, 2015
Holocaust, Survivors, Jews, Germans, Nazi, War, Compensation, World News, WWII

World’s Largest Holocaust Compensation Agency Failing Survivors, Critics Say

Survivors of WWII ghettos and torturing need aid through the Holocaust Compensation Agency now more than ever as they reach their 80s and 90s.

April 8, 2015

100-Year-Old Chicago Vet Receives French Legion Of Honor For WWII Bravery

Almost 71 years ago, Leonard Goldstein stormed a Normandy beach during the D-Day invasion.

March 13, 2015

Obama To Make WWII Internment Camp In Hawaii A National Monument

President Obama is turning a one-time source of shame into a national monument.

February 18, 2015

Navy Divers Confirm Sunken Wreck Is World War II Vessel USS Houston

By Nicole Charky, Los Angeles Times U.S. Navy divers concluded Monday that a wrecked vessel in southeast Asia is World War II cruiser USS Houston, a ship sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines. The Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” sank […]

August 19, 2014

Veterans On The March Once More As D-Day Ceremonies Start

Caen (France) (AFP) – D-Day veterans marched back to Normandy’s beaches and villages on Thursday, in an emotional return marking 70 years since the launch of the biggest amphibious invasion in military history. Royals, top brass and no fewer than 20 world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, will attend the […]

June 5, 2014