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By Tammy Bruce
Only IRS employees could expect rewards for failing to pay their taxes
Topic - Winston Churchill
A strange cyclone is building worldwide, one worth seeing clearly and placing in historical perspective.
When Sen. Ted Cruz was in the middle of his 21-hour filibuster, he had already read "Green Eggs and Ham" to his children via C-SPAN, found himself killing time and needed a way to praise his fellow filibusterist, Sen. Mike Lee. So he tapped into his actor's training and summoned up his best Darth Vader impression.
Vladimir Putin is pulling Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain back across the Crimea.
With the possible exception of his archenemy Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill saw more front-line combat than any leader of the 20th century.
They were a truly odd couple. George VI never wanted to be king of England, and Winston Churchill always wanted to be its prime minister, and they found themselves locked in an unusual partnership during one of the most perilous periods in English history.
On occasion, a book crosses my desk with a viewpoint so daft that I find myself checking the dust jacket to reassure myself that it emanated from an ostensibly reliable source, not some crank who lives out under the viaduct.
His players may be more interested in eating and shopping. San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wants to draw on the force of history.
Barack Obama is bored. You can see it in his demeanor and in his face, the way anticipation becomes melancholy. Most of all you can hear it in his voice when he steps up to make the speech that once sent audiences into frenzy. He's mailing it in (with postage due).
When C.P. Snow arrived to lecture at Harvard in 1960, he was riding a wave of fame that followed his talk on "The Two Cultures" at Cambridge University the year before when he pointed out that the intellectual world was becoming increasingly divided between science and the humanities.
Just when America and the West needed a shot of testosterone, with Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard settling in to swallow Kuwait's oil, Margaret Thatcher stepped up with a word from the warrior queen. "Don't go wobbly on us, George," she told President George H.W. Bush. He didn't, and the West won.
They were more than angry, those days when Adolf Hitler devastated Europe while America fretted about non-intervention.
Just when you think there can be nothing fresh to be said about the long life of Winston Churchill, along comes biographer Michael Shelden's page-turner about Churchill from age 26 to 40 (1901-1915). His book begins shortly after Churchill returned to Britain following his extraordinary military adventures in India and Africa, all of which Churchill himself chronicled.
Although he never held elective office, Harry Hopkins was arguably the most important figure in President Franklin Roosevelt's administration. As a federal relief administrator, he dispensed billions of dollars to the relief programs that were a hallmark of the New Deal. Then, even though he had absolutely no foreign policy experience, he became the wheelchair-bound Roosevelt's personal envoy to Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in forging a joint war policy.
For nearly 24 years, history aficionados have been looking forward to the final volume of William Manchester's biography of Winston Churchill. The wait was worth it.
The bungling of reports that powerful Britons sexually abused children has thrown one of the largest and most respected broadcasters in the world into a deep crisis.
She began to see Winston Churchill's statement - "There's something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man," he said - held true.
As Churchill wrote in "The Gathering Storm," "Fascism sprang from Communism," they are "kindred movements."