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Beirut, America is not an option.

August 16, 2020
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The Wall Street Journal’s editorial headline read:  “Seattle’s Best Resigns” – “The city’s first black police chief is out—thanks to progressives.” A few hours earlier, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best had announced that she would be retiring effective September 2. Best still had at least a decade to mentor new recruits and share her...

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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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From Apollo 13 to COVID 19, American spirit lives on

April 19, 2020
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The archived weather report reads broken clouds 20,000 feet, visibility 10 statute miles, temperature 76 degrees Fahrenheit, and a southeasterly wind of 10 knots. In other words, a beautiful spring afternoon and a great day for a launch. And so it was that at 19:13 GMT (2:13 pm EST), a Saturn V rocket carrying...

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America at 240: Will she make 250?

July 4, 2016
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America at 240:  Will she make 250?

240 years ago today, the phrases “When in the Course of human events…and…We hold these truths to be self-evident…” were ushered into the annals of human history when the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the final draft of “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America”. With over a year passing since...

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Our Flag deserves more protection

June 12, 2016
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Our Flag deserves more protection

As a certified American history nerd the first week in May to the first week in July is a most special time. It opens with VE Day on May 8th when good at last conquered Nazi evil.  The solemnity of Memorial Day reminds me just how high freedom’s price and just how much is...

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Apollo 11 at 45: Can our past save our future?

July 16, 2014
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Apollo 11 at 45:  Can our past save our future?

The place was a generic piece of concrete known only as launch pad 39A, the date was July 16, 1969, and the time was 9:32 a.m. EDT. At that moment, the valves opened, liquid oxygen and kerosene started to mix, and 7.6 million lbs of thrust began separating man made machine from its Earthly...

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