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One Final Perilous Journey For Gertrude Bell

by James M. Wall The film, Queen of the Desert, begins with a distant image of a small group of travelers moving across a vast desert. Two sentences flash across the screen, setting the stage for what is to follow: … Continue reading

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Israel Lobbies Shaping Illinois Governor’s Race

next to last paragraph: “crammed full with Israeli bone fides.” — not sure, but shouldn’t that be bona fides?

Brilliant to compare Israeli election meddling with Russian meddling.
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Jimmy Carter Warned of Trumpism in 1979

by James M. Wall Last week brought more ill-informed, mean-spirited acts from our current President.  Before reviewing some of those acts, pause with me for a moment to give thanks for Jimmy Carter. Here is just the latest reason to … Continue reading

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Who to Believe, Your Lying Eyes or the Truth?

eds to be added

5. Al Badri adds that,
–hyphenate

6. The sentence above seems to lack completion
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“This Meddlesome Priest” Troubles Trump

by James M. Wall At 2:30 in the morning of June 17, 1972, forty five years ago this weekend, five men were arrested as they attempted to place wire taps in the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the … Continue reading

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On Nakba 69, Israel Kills a Palestinian Fisherman

5. the hunger strike of 1,500 Palestinian political
–delete a space
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“O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend. . . !”

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Trump Deletes Arafat From Accord Signing

by James M. Wall It is a well-known fact of history that to the victor belongs the spoils. And one of those spoils is the ability to reshape history. Donald Trump has won the presidency. He is now busy reshaping history. On Wednesday, … Continue reading

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“Salt and Water” As a German Leader is Rejected

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Trump at The Movies: “Put an Amen to It”

by James M. Wall A raid has killed members of a frontier family. Ethan Edwards, portrayed by an angry, unforgiving John Wayne, was secretly in love with one of the victims. The quick burial in a nearby hillside cemetery is … Continue reading

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