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The recent terrorist attacks in Russia have been connected to Chechen Islamists led by DOKU UMAROV.  In my novel, NOVEMBER SURPRISE, (which was released in November), I write about a terrorist attack led by this same DOKU UMAROV and designed to threaten the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games. NOVEMBER SURPRISE: A Political Thriller appears to …

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In my novella, NOVEMBER SURPRISE: A Political Thriller, I blend some fictional ideas with history and current events. This has become my “formula,” to an extent. So I always watch for items in the news that relate to my stories. And there is a great one out there right now. It has to do with …

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[This column is currently posted at TOWNHALL.COM] Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965? And why didn’t he send his Vice President, Hubert Humphrey?  Questions remain nearly 49 years later. Nearly 100 world leaders are …

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Nelson Mandela was a giant, a colossus who seemed to stand astride history and above the everyday. His passing at the age of 95 is being marked by expressions of condolence and admiration from around the world. As I’ve reflected on this man’s life, I’m drawn to how he managed to emerge from unspeakable pain …

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