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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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Two Speeches at Fulton, 71 Years Apart

by James M. Wall Bernie Sanders went to Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri, Thursday, and delivered a policy speech in the same academic setting that brought former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, to Fulton, 71 years ago, March 5, 1946. … Continue reading

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MLK Jr. Wrote From Jail: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

by James M. Wall Another day, another Donald Trump tweet. This one came Thursday, August 17, a few hours after a van plowed into a crowd on the Barcelona pedestrian mall of Las Ramblas, Spain. The Islamic state claimed credit … Continue reading

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Phoenix Mayor to Trump: Cancel Your Rally

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Slavery Did Not Die; It Still Peddles Its Evil

by James M. Wall The Professor asks”: “What could be worse than the soul-shredding evil of racism during the era of human bondage?” This question is posed by a professor of African and Middle East History at the University of … Continue reading

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An Irish Writer and a US Scholar Walk Into a Bar

by James M. Wall The Irish writer is Eimear McBride. The scholar is a fellow named Chas Freeman. They did not actually walk into a bar together. Most likely they have never met. But they are soul-mates. Chas and Eimear have … Continue reading

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Kerry: Settlements Put Two States “in Jeopardy”

by James M. Wall In a hard-hitting, long-overdue speech, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday strongly criticized Israel’s government, saying that Israel’s settlements put the two-state solution “in jeopardy”. Barak Ravid, diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz, reported that Kerry said “trends … Continue reading

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Danger Ahead: First Unfettered Twitter President

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Which Trump Will We See After January 20?

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Focusing on Trump With “A Withering Gaze”

by James M. Wall On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, President-elect Donald Trump met with the publisher of The New York Times and some editors, columnists and reporters at the paper. Times’ columnist Charles Blow  was not at the meeting. The next … Continue reading

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