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The Long Run

May 20, 2020


I’ve heard it say, over the years and at different times, that so and so, or such and such is in it for the long run, and Americans, for whatever reason or cause, will give up eventually, and take the short cut to the end, not invest in the long haul. “They’re not a long […]

Israel and the United States

July 6, 2014


Recently some friends returned from a trip to Israel to visit some of Christianity’s holiest places. It has become such a matter-of-fact or ordinary trip abroad for so many Americans that it got me to thinking. This is not a trip to the Bahamas to gamble a bit on the island of Nassau, or a […]

Overthrowing Governments

September 3, 2013


Recently some papers from the CIA were released providing details on the overthrow of a communist-leaning prime minister in Iran in 1953 in favor the friendlier Shah. The Shah was himself overthrown in 1979. Governing can be a dangerous profession. For old Iran-watchers, the new papers on the 1953 coup were not news, just another […]


January 5, 2010


Published  The Tuscaloosa News: Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 3:30 a.m. Last Modified: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:47 p.m. Dear Editor: I have a simple suggestion to make with respect to ensuring the security of air travel against terrorists. The last successful hijacking of an aircraft of El Al, the national airline of Israel, […]