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Owen Strachan: Remembering the Heroes

It was bloody; it was awful; it was an operation of stupendous courage and shocking sacrifice.

75 years ago in Normandy, Operation Neptune—better known as “D-Day”—commenced. The Allied troops stormed the French beaches in order to overcome Nazi tyranny. The fighting was ferocious, with 4,000 confirmed dead on the Allied side on that one day alone.

The tone of the conflict had been set long before by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In an age of capitulation, Churchill dared to defy Nazi tyranny. He rallied England to defend the homeland and later rejoiced when America joined the campaign in 1941.

Churchill is famous for his leadership in World War II, and justly so. But Churchill is only the best known of the heroes of this era. Countless forgotten soldiers fought, bled, and died for the cause of freedom.

On the anniversary of D-Day, we remember their heroism—and hear them call us to the same.

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Crisis in Venezuela; Maduro’s Days Numbered

Townhall Review – February 2, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher examine the leadership crisis in Venezuela and what the U.S. Military can do.

Dennis Prager and Mary O’Grady of the Wall Street Journal look at the problems facing the Venezuelan military and national guard.

Sebastian Gorka invites Marji Ross, Publisher of Regnery Books, to talk about Karen Pence’s book, Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, and the controversy over Karen’s decision to go back to teaching, part-time.

Larry Elder looks at institutional racism and how Hollywood is handling it.

Sebastian Gorka asks Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, for his take on the lawsuits facing Pacific Gas & Electric stemming from the devastating California wildfires.

Dennis Prager talks with British historian Andrew Roberts about the fascinating life of Winston Churchill.

Mike Gallagher and actress Shari Rigby talk about her movie portrayal of Gladys Staines, an Australian missionary whose husband and children were murdered by Hindu radicals in India.

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Michael Medved: Messages from “Dunkirk”

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The superb new movie “Dunkirk” conveys important messages about a fateful episode of World War II. In May, 1940, the rapid Nazi advance through France trapped a huge British army on the coast, offering easy targets for Luftwaffe bombers. The Royal Navy couldn’t rescue the troops from the beaches, so the government rallied civilian craft—fishing boats, ferries, and pleasure cruisers. Some 650 “little ships” helped take more than 300,000 troops safely home.

This miraculous evacuation exemplified “The Dunkirk Spirit,” where private initiative saves the nation in a crisis. Watching this thrilling movie, American citizens should find our “Dunkirk Spirit” to help our country overcome present dangers. We should also recall the example of the new Prime Minister in 1940, who inspired his countryman after Dunkirk by pledging “we shall never surrender.” Churchill’s words remind us that our politics need not remain tawdry and petty, and can rise once again to grandeur and nobility.

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