Defensiveness makes you a better, more skeptical reader – a critic.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
“They cannot grieve, they cannot remarry, they cannot sell property, the family has lost their breadwinner.” FADWA MAHMOUD, the wife of a Syrian dissident who disappeared in 2012, describing the plight of Syrian women whose loved ones are among the 100,000 detained or missing.
Why America needs its ex-Protestants to go back to church.
ON THIS DAY
On April 16, 1947, America’s worst harbor explosion occurred in Texas City, Texas, when the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up, devastating the town. Another ship, the Highflyer, exploded the following day. The explosions and resulting fires killed more than 500 people and left 200 others missing.