Tag: Truman, Harry S

Looking Back on 16 Days That Shaped History

POTSDAM, Germany — Winston Churchill’s walking cane, Panama hat and cigar tube are on their way here, but they’ve been delayed. The items are traveling from the wartime prime minister’s former home in England to this city, about 20 miles from Berlin, for an exhibition to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference, the […]

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Chris Wallace, Insider and Outlier at Fox News

Chris Wallace is a registered Democrat who hosts “Fox News Sunday,” a child of two Jews who keeps a rosary by his bedside, a Washington wonk who has vacationed in Italy with George Clooney. A son of the renowned correspondent Mike Wallace, he was schooled at Hotchkiss and Harvard and worked at NBC and ABC […]

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Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?

The white supremacist who murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., five years ago dispensed with the fiction that the Confederate battle flag was an innocuous symbol of “Southern pride.” A murderer’s manifesto describing the killings as the start of a race war — combined with photos of the killer brandishing a pistol and a […]

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F.D.R., Truman and the Tale of Two Jeffersons

Writing to his mother and sister back in Grandview, Mo., on April 12, 1945, Vice President Harry S. Truman passed along some exciting news: His coming radio address for Jefferson Day, which Franklin D. Roosevelt created to mark the third president’s birthday, would be broadcast nationwide the following evening. It was a Thursday morning, and […]

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The Military Should Airlift New York City’s Coronavirus Patients

Shortly after the start of the Cold War, the Soviets blockaded the roads, railways and canals leading to West Berlin in 1948. Overnight, some two million people were cut off from food and fuel. The Western allies panicked, but under the leadership of President Harry Truman, the crisis was solved with the Berlin Airlift. Supply […]

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Why Is Trump So Timid With the Defense Production Act?

Every Marine knows better than to pull a knife in a gunfight. But so far, that appears to be the federal government’s approach to battling Covid-19. The president has “invoked” the Defense Production Act, but the government has not used the full authority of the act. There is a difference between invoking a law and […]

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