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Sen. Lindsey Graham continues beating the war drums to intervene in Syria's civil war on this Sunday's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. Sadly Graham doesn't seem to realize that it's a little late to worry about "all hell breaking loose" in the Middle East. Read more...
Here we go again. Another Sunday, another week with Bloody Bill Kristol pushing for more military intervention. Kristol wants President Obama to go to war with Syria, but was short on specifics when asked exactly how we should respond, given there are no good choices available. Read more...
Actress Angelina Jolie is in Iraq meeting with leaders about the plight of an estimated 50,000 refugees who fled to escape the violence in Syria in her role as a special envoy for the U.N.'s refugee agency. Read more...
June 1, 1980 - It's The Economy. It's The Hostages. It's The Horse Race.
June 1, 1980 - The economy takes a nosedive. George Bush drops out of Presidential Race. Assassination attempt on Urban League President Vernon Jordan. Hostage situation continues in Iran. Survivor from Mt. St. Helens eruption surfaces. Read more...
May 1, 1961 - Facing East.
May 1, 1961 - Peace overtures between Laos and Cambodia. South Vietnam situation. U.S. Foreign Policy. Domestic Unemployment. Scientists weighing weather conditions for launch of first Manned Spaceflight. Jordan's King Hussein announces wedding engagement. Last day to help Newstalgia. Donate whatever you can. It all helps! Read more...

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April 11, 1983 - Another Peace Plan Bites The Dust.
April 11, 1983 - The Middle East Peace Settlement falls apart. King Hussein drops out, citing PLO unwillingness to come to terms. PLO Moderate leader Issam Sartawi assassinated. MX Missile program. Star Wars Defense initiative gets promoted by Caspar Weinberger. Nuclear Freeze Initiative introduced. Kenneth Adelman confirmation battle. Shuttle Challenger heads back to Cape Canaveral after successful landing. London streets blocked and traffic snarled while WW2 era bomb is defused. Read more...
March 28, 1958 - "No Matter Who Is Running The Country".
March 28, 1958. Khruschev shuffles government. House Appropriations votes to give Ike authority to spend 1959 budget in 1958. Walter Reuther testifies before Senate Rackets Committee. Senate appropriates funds for Civil Rights Commission. U.S. Military aid to Yugoslavia ends on this day. VW workers in Germany stage one hour strike over calls to arm German Military with nuclear weapons. Read more...
September 16, 1970 - The Nervous Campus.
News of the day via the in-depth program Newsfront for September 16, 1970. Dealing with Campus unrest and protest. PLO in Jordan. Interview with Fred Hechinger of N.Y. Times on the future of Education. East-West relations and the upcoming Nixon visit to Yugoslavia. Opening of a new exhibition at Jewish Museum dedicated to computer generated "art". Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Conflict In The Middle East - 1956
Newstalgia Reference Room - Conflict in the Middle East - documentary from NBC Radio on July 17, 1956 regarding the Suez Canal crisis and the emergence of Col. Gamal Abdul Nasser as leader of Egypt and the Arab world. Read more...
One of the more interesting facets of the ongoing protests in Egypt has been how neighboring countries are responding to populist unrest in their own countries. In advance of Yemen's "Day of Rage" set for Thursday, Yemen's president released this Read more...