Khizr Khan

Seven books that helped me make sense of the craziness of 2017

Since I spent a great deal of 2017 immersed in books about the Vietnam War, my reading was slightly erratic this year. I still haven’t gotten to Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing, Unburied, Sing” or George Saunders’s “Lincoln in the Bardo,” both works I hope to tackle over this Thanksgiving week. So I won’t be …

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He lost his son in Iraq and drew Trump's ire. Now hear this Muslim American's Veterans Day message.

<b>Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> At Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, the pews are packed with people who mostly do not share a history with the man they've come to hear. They rise when he enters the sanctuary at five minutes past 7 in the evening, and before he utters a single word, they give him a …

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The Man Behind the Speech

<b>Listen to Episode No. 174 of Live at Politics and Prose:</b>On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, Khizr Khan discusses his book <i>An American …

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The Law of the Land: 10 Best Books to Understand the Constitution

The Making of the American Constitution<p>Rather than getting bogged down in dry historical details, University of Pennsylvania professor Beeman has constructed a lively yet thorough retelling of the 1787 Philadelphia convention at which the U.S Constitution was written, including key players and key …

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Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Talks About His Love for America and Family

Khizr and Ghazala Khan became political celebrities a little over a year ago, after they spoke at the Democratic National Convention about their son …

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Gold Star father Khizr Khan speaks in Raleigh

RALEIGH -- The Gold Star father who received name recognition after speaking out against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at last year's …

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Nearly a year into the Trump presidency, Khizr Khan feels hopeful

If Khizr Khan had it his way, he and his wife Ghazala would lead quiet, private lives.<p>But Khan, the father of an American Muslim soldier killed in …

Boston

Gold Star father criticizes Trump, but remains hopeful about the country’s ‘goodness’

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who gained national attention last year after sparring with President Donald Trump, is still shocked that Trump won …

Elections

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan To America: Be Like Boston

Tori Bedford"Look towards Boston. Look how Bostonians showed up … in support of each other, supporting the community, the peacefulness, and to repel …

Boston

12 Books About the 2016 Election

It’s Election Day in the United States, and although it’s an “off-year” election for many, there are still important races to pay attention to and …

Elections

Fascinating new nonfiction

“Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine” by Joe Hagan (Knopf, $29.95)<p>Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner provided Hagan with access to his associates and archives, but the two men had a falling out before the book’s publication. The book Hagan ended up writing is …

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Radio Atlantic: Khizr Khan on What Patriotism Requires

On what it means to stand for America, and to sacrifice for it<p>Since the 2016 election heightened America's deep political divides, the mantle of patriotism has become fodder for a bitter tug-of-war. Is it patriotic to leak a presidential secret? To voice dissent during a national rite? Should a …

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Khizr Khan’s long love affair with America

<i>Felicia R. Lee is a former New York Times reporter.</i><p>It took about two minutes in 2016 for Khizr Khan to become a celebrity and a national symbol. He was a grieving Gold Star father whose son died for his country in Iraq. He was an unstintingly patriotic Muslim American immigrant. He was a Hillary …

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Khizr Khan tells San Diego audience about his run-in with Charlottesville white nationalist rally

Just over a year after after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention and challenged Donald Trump to read the Constitution, Khizr Khan was back …

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These are Amazon's picks for best books this November

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Most of us could stand to devote more time to reading. We make room in our busy schedules for the latest seasons of our favorite TV shows, …

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Khizr Khan on his soldier son's sacrifice

Khizr Khan talked with Michael Smerconish about the sacrifices that his son made serving in the United States military.

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Muslim American Gold Star father on son's sacrifice

Khizr Khan on his riveting Anti-Trump speech at the Democratic convention - one he had not planned to give.

Elections

Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Monday<p>06<p>Flo Groberg<p>Author Event (Current Affairs) <br>Monday November 06, 2017 7:00 PM A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who …

U.S. Politics

#2020Vision: Biden's wide-open door; Harris takes a DACA stand; Warren opens up to Hill reporters

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:</i><p>Former Vice President <b>Joe Biden</b> says he hasn't decided yet if he's going to run for president in 2020, but he left open the possibility in a Vanity Fair interview …

Politics

Keeping quiet when core American values are at stake makes us bystanders to bullying

CLOSE<p>The widow of fallen Army Sgt. La David Johnson spoke about her sadness and anger towards the president on 'Good Morning America.' Myeshia said …

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Trump's treatment of Gold Star families a far cry from presidential

Anti-RacismCivil Liberties WatchUS PoliticsOn the morning of Tuesday, June 8, 2004, a taxi navigated the serpentine barriers toward the gate of …

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#ActLocal2017

Featured Participants:<p><b>Van Jones</b><br>Author and American News Commentator<i><br>Speaker</i><p><b>Nse Ufot</b><br>Executive Director, The New Georgia Project<i><br>Speaker, Atlanta,</b> …

Liberal View

'Thank You For Your Service' looks at soldiers returning from war

The new film 'Thank You For Your Service' looks at how U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into life at home. Sgt. Adam …

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Lawrence exposes Donald Trump's false accusations

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Trump brags (again) about being 'very intelligent'

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Khizr Khan and the Wisdom of Gold Star Families

On the morning of Tuesday, June 8, 2004, a taxi navigated the serpentine barriers toward the gate of Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baquba, Iraq. …

Liberal View

Breakdown of U.S.-North Korea diplomacy raises alarms

Politics

Republican voters discuss Bannon's 'war on 'establishment'.

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MTP Daily--October 25, 2017

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Flake evokes McCarthy era, calls on public 'to stand up' to Trump in new op-ed

Retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) wrote in a new op-ed for ...

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