There was a memorable instance of multiculturalism last week that The Scrapbook heartily commends to readers. Google for the touching video of the ceremony at the Elysée Palace in which the president of France, François Hollande, pins the Legion of Honor ribbons on Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos—the three young Americans who risked their lives to disarm and subdue a terrorist gunman on the high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris—while giving each of them a very formal French bisou on both cheeks.Read more
In a short video released today, possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley slammed Hillary Clinton for flip-flopping on same sex marriage. "History celebrates profiles in courage, not profiles in convenience," O'Malley says, taking aim at Clinton.Read more
Gary L. Bauer emails friends and supporters this special message on the passing of Rachel Abrams:
A few days ago, Carol and I lost a dear friend of many years. Rachel Abrams, beloved wife of Elliott Abrams and loving mother to Jake, Nani and Joey, passed away after waging a courageous three-and-a-half-year battle against stomach cancer. We joined her grieving family and many friends on Sunday to say goodbye at a traditional Jewish family funeral. It was a painful day.Read more
Our dear friend Rachel Abrams died this morning, after a valiant three-year battle against cancer. She was an American patriot, a fighter for Israel, and a joyful and gifted controversialist. She was also the loving bulwark of her wonderful family and a loyal and sparkling friend. We offer our condolences to her family, and to all who were touched, in so many different ways, by her exemplary life. "A woman of valor, who can find? Far above rubies is her value."Read more
On October 3, 2005, President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate his White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to succeed Sandra Day O’Connor as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. On October 27, after vigorous statements of opposition from conservatives and quiet expressions of dismay from Republican senators, Miers withdrew her nomination.Read more
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