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Trump and the Fallen

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Many firefighters feel a special veneration for Americans who have given their lives in service to our country. Perhaps that’s because in some very small way they understand the tension and force of danger and pushing beyond it. Thousands of brave soldiers have been taken from us either in their absolute prime or just on […]

Department of Irony: Trump, Clinton and the Obama Effect

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Trump as the Anti-Obama It has been said that Donald Trump is the exact opposite of Barack Obama and therefore the perfect antidote for those stricken deathly ill after eight years of a knee-grow president. Trump’s spewing of racist and bigoted commentary and the support he draws putsĀ Obama’s blackness center stage and seals the deal […]

Obama, O’Reilly and the Slaves

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Well Fed, Decent Lodgings First Lady Michelle Obama, in her DNC speech the other night, referenced the use of slaves in the building of the White House. Last night, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly ended his segment clarifying that there were also “free blacks, whites and immigrants at work on the massive building.” O’Reilly also said […]

Books: When the “Japs” Weren’t Coming

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American-Japanese Concentration Camps When Admiral Yamamoto’s forces conducted their mostly successful raid on Pearl Harbor, many Americans panicked over the thought of a follow-up invasion of the west coast. U.S. Army officers baldly asserted that American-Japanese were all under the control of the Japanese Emperor and therefore consisted of an enemy “fifth column” waiting for […]

“One-Two” Punch: Is the GOP Moving On?

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Kasich Rolls the Grenade John Kasich, the sitting governor of the presidential bellwether state of Ohio is asserting, according to CNN, that, “Trump’s son, Donald Jr., tried to entice Kasich with a position as the most powerful vice president in history, but he turned it down. Kasich would have been in charge of all domestic […]

An Islamist in Turkey? You Betcha.

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When a Coup is Not a Coup Obama and the US foreign policy team are clear in their support of Islamist President and all-around thug Recep Erdogan today after yesterday’s attempted military coup. A few years ago when Egypt’s Morsi, also an Islamist and also democratically elected, was overthrown by the Egyptian military, Obama and […]

War: Flag(s), Raised

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Wrong Guy, But It Doesn’t Matter The U.S. Marine Corps this week announced that the identification of John Bradley, a heretofore Iwo Jima flag raiser was incorrect and that the actual soldier was Private First Class Harold Schultz. The date was February 23, 1945, and the Marines were engaged in a desperate, foot by foot […]

Books: Lincoln’s Citadel

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The President, the City and the War The museum shop at the National Archives has to be just about the best in a city with some pretty cool ones. They seem to have something for everyone. There with a group of eighth-graders recently, I made an impulsive purchase of a book because it was about […]

Orlando: A Message From God?

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Will the Preachers Please Advise? Several clergy, most notably Roger Jimenez of Sacramento, California, have invoked the Holy Bible effectively calling the murder of dozens of people at an Orlando night club an act of God. He says, “homosexuals are pedophiles” and their sin is “worthy of death”, essentially divine retribution. Jimenez proves that the […]

Temple at Summer Sunset

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Lincoln Memorial, a classic Greek temple, constructed of Colorado Yule marble and dedicated in May 1922 to honor his saving of the Union.

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