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It's been both a blessing and a curse that America's knowledge of the French Revolution has been so sparse. Even English and Germans of the 19th Century couldn't agree as to what this event from the late 1700s meant to Europe, so other than well known places, like the...
There are actually several stories found here, all of which are pertinent to the matters of just what this coming election is all about. Believe it or not, this story is about why we fight today. First, the lady who wrote these stories was the Principal of Mary B West Special...
What I'll say here applies mostly to America's Baby Boomers, born right after World War II, late 1945, all the way to 1964 (advertising demographers say). That would make the oldest of us 75 (I was born December, 1945) and the youngest, 55-56. And yes, it was Madison Avenue...
You probably already know there are a few Keith Olbermann-types on the pro-Trump, Make America Great side of the ledger. But Yes, there is a difference; a big, big difference. You know Olbermann, he virtually disappeared in the national eye after the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Only this past...
WHO AM I? The fact that he became President shows just how broke the political system was; The fact that he could even be considered for president shows how broken the Culture itself was; Who? Barack Obama? Bill Clinton, or (almost) Hillary Clinton, or (still maybe) Joe Biden? OR:    Diametrically opposite: Donald Trump? So then, now...
  By now everyone knows where the Covid-19 vulnerabilities lay; the aged and infirm, especially when both apply to the same person. Something like 80%+ of America's deaths belong to that one group...that number even soaring closer to 95% if a person belonging to that demographic was unfortunate enough to...
Short answer: Persistence and Resolve “It’s a sin to tell a lie” has been around since Moses brought it down from Sinai as Major Sin #9 of the Top Ten. Fats Waller (a black man, if you didn’t know) made it popular in 1936 with a song by the same name. In...
In the 1840s, in one of his lectures on “Heroes”, Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish philosopher, used the term “skeptical dilettantism” to describe how that army of ne’er-do-well, half-baked intellectuals will collectively move to destroy anyone of genius who enters their “territory”, and, being shallow dilettantes in the first place,...