Tag: normandy

June 6th D-Day

June 6, 1944, also known as the longest day, was the day that we stormed the beaches of France. Against all odds we (along with our allies) got a foot hold on Europe. From there we were able to push inland. It was truly a remarkable achievement. There are several GREAT summaries of D-day (here, here and here). I highly recommend Stephen Ambrose’s book, D-Day.

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RMS – Correcting the Record on Race

Rachel Maddow goes out of her way to correct some of the things that Pat Buchanan said on her show Friday. I will not go so far as to say that Pat Buchanan is a racist. He may be. I will say that he is an active opponent of affirmative action. He has said on numerous occasions that affirmative action is evil. He looks at affirmative action as an aggressive attack against white people. Rachel does a great job walking the fine line. On one hand, she could attack Pat Buchanan for his arcane views. On the other hand, she could

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Obama at Normandy

Here are President Barack Obama’s remarks: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Transcript of President Obama’s remarks: Why is this? Of all the battles in all the wars across the span of human history, why does this day hold such a revered place in our memory? What is it about the struggle that took place on the sands a few short steps from here that brings us back to remember year after year after year? Part of it, I think, is the size of the odds that weighed against success. For three centuries, no invader

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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