On this day in 1967, the largely unarmed American Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, is robustly attacked by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats during the Six-Day War. The combined air and sea attack killed 34 of her crew (naval officers, seamen, two marines, and one civilian), wounded […]
Before I get too deep into this, I want to ask that you read it only for what it is; one man’s opinion of another’s psyche. I don’t want to rehash the whole Israel Palestine issue yet again, particularly since a new chapter is being written at this very hour, and nobody yet knows how this one will end.
“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” […]
There was a time when I was a regular ticket buyer on the Cory Booker train. He has always been a magnetic presence and a forceful speaker. What truly sold me though was the terrific Newark documentary series on the Sundance Channel, “Brick City.” The 2 season, 10 hour presentation showed that not only did […]