Monthly Archives: December 2021

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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