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Contemporary Saudi Arabia in Pompeo’s Memoirs

I read most of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recently published memoirs “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.” The book is full of insights into a sensitive period during which the media unfortunately pushed a leftist agenda, falsifying facts, misleading the people, and inc

Violent History Echoes in the Killing of Tyre Nichols

On April 3, 1968, shortly before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would deliver what turned out to be his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” at a Memphis church packed with striking sanitation workers, the Rev. James M.

Where it is Hard to Live

The anxious young man invited his parents to a frank discussion. He said that he loves Lebanon dearly, but decided to quit it. He explained that the decision was painful for him and the family, but that he made it after much thought.


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