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The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons Barron’s own blog. Since the evacuation of the HMS Birkenhead in 1852, “women and children first” has been the code of conduct to protect the most helpless among us from impending disaster. Today we look to them not only to…

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Vietnam through New Eyes, part 4. My Lai and the trail of tears by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Ronald S. Haeberle//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) So many places drew us away from the breathtaking landscape, the mouth-watering cuisine, and inviting art galleries and toward the American experience in Vietnam. Toward places familiar from books and contemporaneous television…

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The Old Question: Which Side Are You On?

Former FBI director James Comey speaks out on the GOP attacks on the agency.   We are at a very weird stage of our democracy,” former FBI counterterrorism special agent Ali Soufan told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “It’s not just about the FBI. It’s about loyalty to the president, or loyalty…

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