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Memorial Day: Honoring those who served

MISSOURI, May 24, 2015 — Memorial day was initially created as a way to honor our veterans who died in service to our country. This day now includes recognition of those armed service members who are missing in action (MIA). This day, which has a history going back to the civil war, is much more than a three-day ...

Gaza and Jewish values: The thoughtful Jewish voice most Americans never hear

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 — The current conflict between Israel and Hamas is taking a terrible toll in  human lives, mostly Palestinian civilians, many of them women and children. In one instance, artillery shells slammed into a U.N. school, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens as they slept. The building was the sixth ...

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 –   The American Civil War devastated the United States, but in April of 1865, only days before Easter, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate forces at Appomattox, in Virginia. On June 18, 1865, over two months after this historic event, U. S.  Army General Gordon Granger marched 2,000 Union soldiers into Galveston, ...

Memorial Day: No Greater Love Moment of Remembrance, taking pause at 3 pm

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2014 — Many of us are looking forward to a three-day weekend. Many of us think of it as the gateway to summer, a break to enjoy warmer weather, family, friends, and favorite activities. I wholeheartedly embrace our national celebration of the American way of life. But let’s please remember the reason for ...

What the Philippines can learn from the South China Sea and Ukraine crises

HONOLULU, March 21, 2014 — The modern world that emerged from the end of the Cold War and the disastrous terrorist attacks of 9/11 has deceived the United States and her traditional allies into assuming that war between states was a thing of the past. As the world sees Russian advances in Eastern Europe and ...

March Madness: #1 seeds go to the U.S. and Russia in Ukraine

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., March 17, 2014 — March Madness is in the air and spilling into international politics. Is Ukraine the site of the global Final Four, or is it just another early round battle of a few lower seeds that serve as sacrificial lambs for the two heavy favorites? Do you even remember ...