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Category: History

The prescience of George Washington

As the public impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump begins, I feel a need to reprint (for the third time) this post from Feb. 20, 2011: “They [political parties] serve to […]

Nixon insists "I am not a crook"

A word of caution to Washington Republicans

As the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s activities is about to go public, here’s a reminder to those Republicans still defending him: Nixon wasn’t actually impeached, but his defenders paid […]

To Kaepernick & Company

(Apologies to my readers, who by now must think this is all I can write about. But I couldn’t resist this.)  

History lesson for Nike and Kaepernick

Nike, Inc. and Colin Kaepernick need a history lesson, one that most of us learned before we got out of grade school. The United States has many official flags. They […]

D-Day: 75th Anniversary

Normandy by the Numbers The Normandy Invasion consisted of 5,333 Allied ships and landing craft embarking nearly 175,000 men. The British and Canadians put 75,215 troops ashore, and the Americans […]

Titanic small by today’s standards

Browsing the internet this morning, I came across an article about the Titanic and began wondering how that magnificent ship compared to today’s modern cruise ships, sizewise. Over the years, […]

Dinosaur in Denver

Quick, name that dinosaur. Triceratops, of course. Most grade school children could tell you that. And yes, I know you know dinosaur fossils are discovered all the time. No big […]