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Unrest, Conflicts and War

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  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
  • From the Boathouse: Honoring heroes by the harbor

    Ahoy! "The war to end all wars" ended Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed the armistice agreement and surrendered to the Allies on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The war didn't offically end until June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of...
  • For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street

    For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street
    World War II veteran Thomas G. Riker has a morning routine, a short ceremony of patriotic clockwork. He walks the front yard of his Flower Street home in Eastside Costa Mesa and hoists the American flag. Then the 95-year-old salutes and quietly...
  • Thousands salute veterans

    Thousands salute veterans
    They came in droves Monday to the Orange County Fairgrounds, many proudly wearing white stickers that read, "I'm a veteran." The free Veterans Day event, part of a union-led effort called Veterans + Labor: Partners in Service, brought together...
  • Mariners school honors veterans

    Mariners school honors veterans
    It's been 68 years since Eddie Felix worked in the boiler room of the USS Cowpens during World War II, but he recalls events as if they happened yesterday. The keynote speaker Monday at Mariners Christian School's 11th annual Veterans Day...
  • Carnett: Army cooked up great Thanksgivings

    I have an Irish friend who considers Thanksgiving to be the best of America's holidays. "No other country gives thanks like the U.S. does," she told me. "It's uplifting." I agree. Two of my most memorable Thanksgivings, however, were spent outside...
  • Rwandan genocide discussion to aid charity

    A Newport Beach-based nonprofit is holding a fundraiser Sunday to benefit an East African refugee recovery program. Living Ubuntu's goal is to focus on mind-body issues, including the effects of stress and trauma. "Eyewitness to Genocide: The Journey of...
  • Commentary: Writing prompts reflection on 'heroes'

    After 10 months of writing and researching five hours a day, spilling umpteen thousand words and creating 66 chapters, I'm pages away from completing my book. I'm hoping to finish today. However, I must complete this column, teach at the Leadership...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Catching up on World War I history

    I just finished Frederic Morton's "Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914." The detail surrounding the many people involved in that slice of history building up to World War I is amazing. I knew that the death of Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand...
  • A Word, Please: Just get over the AP style change

    It was the tweet that launched a thousand copy editor groans: The Associated Press Stylebook's longtime snubbing of "over" is over. "New to the stylebook: Over, as well as more than, is acceptable to indicate greater numerical value," the AP style...
  • City Lights: Trying to understand genocide

    City Lights: Trying to understand genocide
    If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...