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The Chemical Syria: Questions and Options

The Chemical Syria: Questions and Options
There have so far been many hesitancies by the Administration in its approach to the two-year-old Syrian civil war, with President Obama and officials very tepid to the suggestion of entering the conflcit. It has been seen as a situation that could easily slip into quagmire. But there was one exception to that tolerance: in August President... Read more »

Luis Quizhpe, the store owner who fought off his attackers, is back to work

Luis Quizhpe, the store owner who fought off his attackers, is back to work
On Monday, twelve days after being wounded in a close-range assault, Luiz Quizhpe was back attending to the store he and his wife Aida have run for 28 years. On April 10th, while defending his store with a baseball bat, Luis was shot in the leg, and had to spend time in the hospital. How much... Read more »

In yesterday's flood, my friend lost everything (Again.)

In yesterday's flood, my friend lost everything (Again.)
It’s just not fair. But first, part one…. back in July 2011, a couple of friends and I made a trip downtown. We almost didn’t make it back. A torrent arrived in the night, we tried to sit through it, but by 3 am we decided it wasn’t going to stop, we might as well... Read more »
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Let me tell you a story.

Let me tell you a story.
Last week we were at my Grandparents’ humble house on a lake – it had happened – and after eating and talking, we had settled, convened on chairs and couches in the living room. Grandpa says, “God, would you believe, it was 64 years ago, 64 years ago we were on our first date. And I can... Read more »
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