A Bigot’s ‘Point System’
Apr22

A Bigot’s ‘Point System’

It has been mentioned before, sometimes in passing, sometimes at length. However, the grotesque, cruel irony — the perverse senselessness of it all — did not fully register with me until I read a short, eye-opening column in TIME Magazine. As had been quite apparent from his past actions and diatribe and as it became crystal clear from his after-the-rampage shouts, anti-Semite, white supremacist (“loud racist, good...

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South Korean Ferry Tragedy: As Recovery Efforts Continue, Obama to Mourn Victims
Apr21

South Korean Ferry Tragedy: As Recovery Efforts Continue, Obama to Mourn Victims

An aerial view shows South Korean ships conducting search and rescue operations, April 20, 2014, for the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo Island. U.S. sailors and Marines are assisting in the search. Photo: DOD This morning, Dr. Estés shared with us her heartfelt thoughts on the tragedy of the South Korean ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo Island with 476 people aboard, including 352 high school students, and on that...

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The Fuss About Military Hairstyles
Apr21

The Fuss About Military Hairstyles

Women in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, TMV’s Managing Director, in a recent article pointed out the arbitrariness — and insensitivity, I might add — of the recent changes to Army Regulation (AR) 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia.” Estés describes the unique characteristics of the hair of African Americans: To touch the natural hair of most African Americans is like...

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Military Week in Photos
Apr19

Military Week in Photos

The U.S. Navy continued to assist South Korea’s efforts in the search, rescue and recovery for victims of the Sewol capsizing. In a statement, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the ferry sinking and Obama said he’s directed the U.S. military to provide any and all assistance requested. U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after...

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Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87 (Update)
Apr19

Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87 (Update)

Update: As Gabriel García Márquez’ family are making funeral arrangements for the Colombian-born Nobel laureate — he will be cremated — the condolences and honors continue to pour in from around the world, from heads of state and saddened readers. While Marquez’ family are planning a private ceremony, the government of Mexico plans to hold a public memorial for García Márquez on Monday in the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Fox...

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