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Dancing Around Anti-Semitism

February 14, 2019

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The recent, and some not so recent, remarks by our two new Muslim Congresswomen, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, has raised a hullaballoo among many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans. The issue is portrayed as the Muslim desire to eradicate the state of Israel in favor of a Palestinian nation in […]

The Christian Retreat Across Europe

January 19, 2019

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Many of you will think of “Europe” and “godless” in the same breath. The land of Hitler and Stalin tried it’s best to stamp out Judaism and Christianity as they created fascist and communist dictatorships in the twentieth century. Let’s explore this a bit, since in the four hundred year+ relationship between us and the […]

How History Works

January 19, 2019

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Historians for the most part pride themselves on returning to the original or primary sources in writing history. The second great principle at work in history is changing or updating your interpretations of what happened once you have established with some reasonable certainty that you got the names and dates right. In other words, we […]

Violence in Latin America

January 19, 2019

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The latest immigrant crisis at the border between the U.S. and Mexico to keep us occupied over the past few months raised a serious question, not to say that the immigrant crisis is not serious enough. And the question begs some good answers in the U. S. media and among those who run this country, […]

When Did We Start Telling the World How to Behave?

January 19, 2019

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Sometime between the middle of the nineteenth century and today, the U. S. turned from participating in the world of diplomacy and politics to dictating to the world how to behave. Let’s examine this phenomenon a bit since I get somewhat edgy telling people all over the world that they should be more like us, […]

Things were always better back when….

December 2, 2018

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We’ve heard old timers say frequently that things were always better long ago in their youth. Music, morality, mothers and just about any category you can think about are remembered fondly and with great longing for the past. But, was it all that great? Well, some would say–definitely. Today we even have a word for […]

Thank You for Your Service

December 2, 2018

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Today is Veteran’s Day, so thank you for your service. I don’t recall when that phrase started to become part of modern greetings, but I’m glad it did since I’m a Vietnam War period veteran, and the homecoming for many of the troops in the late 1960s and early 1970s was both insulting and humiliating. […]