Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

5 to go, will America make 250?

July 3, 2021
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Forty-five years ago this weekend, I was between my Freshman and Sophomore years of High School.  A lanky Kansas farm kid who was now fully useful on either a tractor, combine, pickup or wheat truck. But the biggest event that summer for this budding history geek was that America had made it to 200. ...

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Manchin vs the Mob

June 12, 2021
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Robert Miller, Billings, MT – Harold Zuckerman, East Hampton, NY – Barbara Baird, Rayland, OH – Matthew Lefluer, Albert, VT – Bruce Gasber, Summerfield, FL – Carol Hart, Napa CA – Kent Johnstone, Katy Times Reader – Leslie Darga, Edgewater MD – John Gacnik, Glenwood Springs, CO – Ronald Russo, Willoughby, OH, -George Rubertt,...

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Trump v Patton and the Biden disaster

June 5, 2021
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There’s a scene in the movie Patton where Karl Malden playing Omar Bradley informs General George Patton (George C. Scott) that Third Army supplies are being diverted to British forces in the north to destroy German V-2 rocket sites targeting London. Patton suspects his war time rival, British general Bernard Montgomery, who he’d always...

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A celebration fit for a Queen

May 15, 2021
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From whatever direction, you see it from miles out as you make your approach.  A great white sentinel jutting out of the flatness.  A marvel of engineering holding within its over fifty bins over 2.2 million bushels of the seeds that feed a world. If the life blood of a city is its office...

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A night of two Americas

May 1, 2021
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“I will not impose any tax increase on people making less than $400,000.  But it’s time for corporate America and the wealthiest one percent of Americans to just begin to pay their fair share.” Those words are from President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress last Wednesday evening. And they are...

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Beyond “beyond the pale”

January 7, 2021
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Never in my life did I ever imagine I would be writing a column such as this. I grew up in the shadow of the Greatest Generation and the heroes of WWII and Korea.  I was lucky enough to be born in the heartland at a time when American history and U.S. government and...

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