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They gave their lives in the fulfillment of their dreams

Feb 3, 2003 - Space flight has inspired us even as far back in time as when "state-of-the-art" was a hot air balloon.  What Jules Verne began through his creativity in From the Earth to the Moon has been carried over the years by the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong, and countless others.  Space flight has been one of the greatest achievements of the 20th Century - one could argue that it is the greatest achievement - that we have been lucky enough to continue into this century.  But as we have on occasion been reminded, it can be a cruel and unforgiving form of exploration.  Read more.



The Never Changing Face of Terrorism

June 2, 2002 - Americans have been targets of modern terrorism for over forty years.  The most common victims have been our military forces overseas.  But starting in the 1990s, Americans have come to know the same tragedies as other innocent civilians in Israel, Northern Ireland, and other world hot spots.  Read more.


September 11, 2001 - Never Again?

Dec 1, 2001 - With the sudden fall of Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul within one week in early November, Americans quickly shifted their attitudes about the war in Afghanistan.  Previous public sentiment, as reported through the media, was impatience with the progress of Operation Enduring Freedom.  After all, two months since September 11 we still didn't have Osama Bin Laden.  Read more.

Updated Sunday February 15, 2004.