Statues deserve discussion not destruction

June 28, 2020
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Gaetano Trentanove was born in Florence, Italy, February 21, 1858. A student of the Florentine Academy, his first work received a gold medal from The Society for the promotion of fine art in Turin. Friendships formed in Paris would lead him to opening a studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and eventually securing American citizenship. A...

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As history repeats will we at last learn?

June 21, 2020
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It was a time when the entire nation was a powder keg, a spark away from a conflagration that would rage shore to shore, border to border. North Korea had seized the USS Pueblo. The Tet Offensive shattered the Johnson administration’s myth that the U.S. was winning the Vietnam War. A time when insanity...

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The Old Gray Lady pronounced officially dead

June 14, 2020
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Her masthead carries the advertising slogan “All the news that’s fit to print” first seen in 1896 via red lights on a sign above New York’s Madison Square. For decades she has been referenced by her colloquial name the Gray Lady/Old Gray Lady. She even refers to herself as “the paper of record”. Her...

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More death does not justice bring

June 7, 2020
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The video is horrifying. A black man lying on the ground, his life leaving him with every passing second. The countdown to death is unstoppable. No, that is not a description of the death of George Floyd. The above describes the Facebook live post of a dying David Dorn in the early morning hours...

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NASA back to launching Americans

May 31, 2020
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ARRIVAL From the time of man’s beginning, I’ve mystified his soul, Providing him the challenge, What secrets I behold. In years, I am not measured, I alone transcend all time. From the ancients to the modern, Man’s future, I define. I’ve seen man’s greatest follies, His triumphs…His defeats. Saw the Wright’s at Kitty Hawk,...

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USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

May 24, 2020
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USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

On this date in the spring of 1942 the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown was still three days away from completing her eighteen day voyage from her station in the Battle of Coral Sea to the dry dock awaiting her at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While the Coral Sea engagement was a strategic victory for the...

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