Tom Friedman, Churchill and Immigrants

Winston Churchill

If Tom Friedman wants to slam Republicans’ anti-immigrant policies, he probably shouldn’t be summoning the ghost of Winston Churchill.


The Rest of Paul Harvey’s Story

On the death of radio’s Paul Harvey, it’s hard for me not to think of his June 23, 2005 broadcast as his most revealing moment. That’s the episode where he delivered this memorable rant (Extra! Update, 8/05): After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill said that the American people–he said, the American people, he said, and this is a direct quote, “We didn’t come this far because we are made of sugar candy.” And that reminder was taken seriously. And we proceeded to develop and deliver the bomb, even though roughly 150,000 men, women and children perished in Hiroshima […]