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A not-so-wise Latina and the Supreme Court dilemma

January 15, 2022
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“It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression,… that the germ of dissolution of our Federal Government is in the Constitution of the Federal Judiciary — an irresponsible body, (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow,) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today...

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Reader exchange offers new hope

January 8, 2022
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Last Friday’s paper was barely off the presses when into my inbox came: “You did a great job of bashing the Democrats today, how about doing the same for the Republicans? Both parties have plenty to atone for. I am really weary of partisan reporters and editorialists who have single vision.” I’ll be honest,...

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For 2022, we need to make a better history

January 1, 2022
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Paraphrasing a recent meme that arrived in my inbox: “2021 is ending and although we have our differences, I think we can all agree on one thing…What the H-e-double L was that?” We started the year with a riot at the U.S. Capitol.  A riot that has some still promoting a narrative that a...

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Christmas in America, a primer

December 25, 2021
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I have absolutely no hard data to back up what I’m about to say, but I’m willing to bet that if you asked the proverbial man/woman on the street “When did America start celebrating Christmas as a national holiday”? you’d get a plurality of “the pilgrims” or “from our founding” responses. And you couldn’t...

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Will we never learn?

December 11, 2021
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This past week marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor what is known to history as the “Date which will live in infamy.” This coming week marks the 77th anniversary of the beginning of Hitler’s Ardennes offensive known to history as the Battle of the Bulge. Two battles three years...

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Pearl Harbor at 80 and my Arizona three

December 7, 2021
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Spread across the top of the front page:  WAR EXTRA !  Underneath that banner:  THE CHICAGO SUN  Under the masthead:  U.S. – JAP WAR! At full broadsheet 17 x 22 size, the type immediately takes the reader back to a time when there were thousands more questions than answers.  When the American populace was...

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