Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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Remembering The Forgotten War

History | On its 60th anniversary, aging veterans make their final plea for Americans to remember the fruit of the Korean War, and their sacrifices
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 7/26/13, 01:00 am

The cold kept William Weber from dying before his 26th birthday. It was 30 degrees below zero on a February 1951 night when the airborne rifle company commanded by Weber attacked a series of enemy-occupied hills in Korea. Assaulting at dusk through snow and artillery barrages, the company took the first two hills. But the 152 men in the Army unit ran into a Chinese battalion of more than 600 on the last objective: Hill 342.

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Collective, bipartisan eye roll

Politics | Lawmakers remain separated by speeches and tweets, even as they say they’re willing to work together
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 7/25/13, 02:56 pm

WASHINGTON—Tom McClintock yearns for life on Capitol Hill the way it was back in 1994. The Republican congressman from California was embroiled in state politics at the time and not a Capital Beltway lawmaker. But McClintock, who first won his House seat in 2008, remembers how then President Bill Clinton reached out to Republicans after Democrats suffered a drubbing in the midterm elections.

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Counteroffensive campaign

Military | Conservative groups unite to offer assistance to soldiers facing infringement of religious liberties while serving in the U.S. armed forces
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 7/10/13, 02:25 pm

WASHINGTON—On the week that marks the 237th anniversary of George Washington’s general order establishing chaplaincy in the U.S. military, a chaplains organization has launched a project to educate service members of their constitutionally guaranteed right to live out their faith. The group is trying to catalogue and stop what they call a growing threat to religious liberty.

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