British Prime Minister David Cameron Wins Second Term in Elections… Who is David Cameron?

England… Great Britain…the British Commonwealth… the United Kingdom (U.K.)…no matter what you refer this island nation as, they continuously stand as one of the United States’ most stalwart allies. Essentially, since the American Revolution brought the 13 colonies out from under British rule, the nation of America has enjoyed steadfast support from England in its […]


American Pharoah Emerges the Winner of the 141st Kentucky Derby

This past Saturday was an exhilarating time for equine enthusiasts around the United States and even, for some, international aficionados. Perhaps the shortest actual sporting event in the wild world of sports, the highly groomed and trained horses race the Kentucky Derby for only a mere two minutes. Excited and devoted fans flock to Louisville, […]


Panama Summit of the Americas – Cuba and U.S. Talk

Last Friday, April 10, the Seventh Summit of the Americas commenced in Panama City, Panama. All of the political leaders from countries within the Western Hemisphere met for a two-day conference to discuss policy and issues specific to this region of the world. What’s new this year? Cuba’s invitation and attendance! With the United States’ […]


A (Good? Bad?) Deal with Iran… Can Anyone Agree?

Last Thursday, March 30, a momentous tentative agreement was forged between two nations with a long drawn-out history of mistrust and animosity. The United States and Iran, after almost two years of negotiations and debate sat together over a period of eight days in Lausanne, Switzerland, to hash out a possible plan for moving forward […]


50th Anniversary of Selma

‘Bloody Sunday’… an ignominious title that no town in America would ever wish to have. On March 7, 1965, Selma, a small town in Dallas County, Alabama went from being a quiet rather unknown place to a community splashed all over the news and front pages of the papers. The town was the site of […]


70th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

Last week, veterans and families gathered at the National World War II Memorial to attend the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima. This assembly was to commemorate the battle in which more than 6,800 American service members were killed. Iwo Jima would come to be known as the deadliest battle in Marine Corps […]


Black History is American History

The month of February is a designated time where schools and organizations make concerted efforts to acknowledge and celebrate the lives and contributions of black persons, both past and present. Certainly it is important to recognize and consider the accomplishments of so many historical figures of color on a year-round basis. However, February marks the […]


70 Years on – Survivors Remember the Liberation of Auschwitz

Every decade since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, survivors have gathered to remember the brutal murder of millions of Jews systematically killed in Hitler’s death chambers. Allied Russian soldiers entered and liberated Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. Memorials have been held around the world last week and continue this […]


The Code Breaker

The World Wars certainly produced the rapid advancement of machines and technology on both sides of the Atlantic. As necessity often has proven, innovation was bred as patriotic scientists and inventors raced to devise the next best device that would save their nation. One of the most fascinating machines to emerge from the chaos and […]


Inside the Secret Service

Pop quiz: True or false, security around the President of the United States is the tightest security in the world. If you answered true, you are wrong. If that surprises you, you are not alone. Last Tuesday, the House Oversight Committee called Julia Pierson, director of the Secret Service, to testify following a number of […]

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