Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

Paul Harvey warned, we just didn’t listen.

April 23, 2022
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In 1964 radio personality Paul Harvey introduced America to his essay “If I were the Devil”.  While framed as a “what would” the devil do, Harvey’s words were written in the reality “what was” and the dangers he saw coming. I present to you a few nuggets of his wisdom intermingled with the realities...

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Eighty years passed, their character lives on

April 16, 2022
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This Monday marks the 80th anniversary of what history records as “The Doolittle Raid”. When just over four months after the Pearl Harbor attack, sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers launched from the deck of the USS Hornet to let the Japanese know they were not beyond the reach of the United States military. While physical...

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Biden’s FDR moment is his for the taking

February 25, 2022
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The Atlantic, January 7, 2014, Philp Bump: “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says of Vice President Joe Biden in his new book coming out later this month. In last week’s column I noted...

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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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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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