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12 Strong - Unafraid to fail

12 Strong - Unafraid to fail

So many stories of American soldiers fighting in foreign lands for freedom of the native peoples goes unnoticed because of highly classified combat missions that remain secret until years later when the classification is removed. “12 Strong” speaks of one of the most heroic moments in modern American warfare. Being a World War II buff, I find that in the midst of the horror of war the best and the worst of humanity reveals itself. It is a test for true heroes and fodder for evil to p...
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"The Post" reaffirms the need for a free press serving the governed, not the government

"The Post" reaffirms the need for a free press serving the governed, not the government

December 2017 is turning out to be a month that honors the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of the press. First, HBO released its homage documentary to legendary Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with "The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee" and is currently re-airing the 1976 film about Watergate and the Washington Post: "All the President's Men." On Dec. 22 (wide release on January 19), Steven Spielberg's new ...
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"Bending the Arc" documents group's fight to save lives in developing countries.

"Bending the Arc" documents group's fight to save lives in developing countries.

In 1983 Ophelia Dahl, the 18-year-old daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal and noted children's author Roald Dahl (who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the screenplay for the film adaptation "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory") met Paul Farmer, 23, a student about to begin medical school. They were both volunteers in Haiti, working among the poor. They returned to states, she to Wellesley College and he to Harvard Medical School. There, Paul m...
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