Category Archives: Middle East

An unwelcome and tragic reminder.

Today’s Boston Marathon bombings are an unwelcome reminder of the realities of this era.  Witnesses to the event said, “This must be what it is like in Iraq.”  And that’s true. This is what life has been like in Iraq … Continue reading

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In Memory of Anthony Shadid

This afternoon I attended the memorial service of Anthony Shadid (obituary), the world renowned reporter on Middle Eastern Issues, who was a native son of Oklahoma, and the cousin of Oklahoma City Councilman Dr. Ed Shadid.  I can’t do justice … Continue reading

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