The movie "Dunkirk" recounts an astounding story of courage and self-sacrifice, without which Hitler might have won World War II. One can draw a straight line from Britain's heroic solidarity in the war to the welfare state that emerged in peacetime.
Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things, prove that he's not just another politician. But now he is president; his words have impact, and his posturing can be dangerous.
Turns out there's one more thing we can count on besides death and taxes -- and it's that whenever Donald Trump opens his mouth, it won't be long before he puts his foot in it.
Economic sanctions work better as a symbol than as a solution.
July 26 is a significant day in American military history.
No matter what he says, no matter what he does, no matter what he tweets -- Donald Trump doesn't surprise me anymore. Nothing he states as fact, no matter how demonstrably untrue, rattles me anymore.
"One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies," writes columnist David Ignatius.
Given the bravery he showed in stepping out front as the first senator to endorse Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions deserves better from his boss than the Twitter-trashing he has lately received.
The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were optimal. Every step was a labored exertion.
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