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Ramses II and the Coronavirus: Lessons from the Pharaoh of the Exodus

A stunning archaeological discovery sheds new light on the life and times of the great ancient Egyptian builder and his modern counterpart. This unexpected and vividly-colored treasure shows Ramses II smiting the coronavirus. He is depicted in the traditional Egyptian pose for defeating the forces of chaos that threatened the stability and order of the […]

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Why Would Nikki Haley Want the Nomination? Which Nomination Anyway?

Note: I decided last week to write this blog this week. In so doing I gambled that there would be more of the same in the news but nothing drastic like the revelation of the Russian bounty on American soldiers and no American response. You never really know what to expect except that it will […]

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Fox Triplets: Do You Want a “Socialist” America? Dump Trump Now!

Fox triplets, do you want a “socialist” America? Then DUMP TRUMP NOW! It’s time to live in the real world. No more Tucker tirades about the unelected Fauci. It’s time to live in the real world. DUMP TRUMP NOW! No more Hannity hosannas about Texas and Florida. It’s time to live in the real world. […]

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Community and Museums: An American Alliance of Museums Conversation

As part of the annual conference of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), it held a conversation on June 3 with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, president of Spelman College, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Lori Fogarty, Director and CEO of the Oakland Museum of California. The discussion may be viewed […]

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Wishful Thinking and the Tulsa Truth

We all engage in wishful thinking. It is one way to remain optimistic, to keep up one’s spirits, to have hope. It is also the proverbial Wiley Coyote running off the cliff – it works until you look down. Then SPLAT! 25th Amendment Mike Pence has been a source of wishful thinking. When this administration […]

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Play Ball: The Tulsa Template for Professional Sports

The Tulsa template for professional political wrestling provides the way for professional sports to return to action. Since March, professional sports have ceased. Sports headed towards season-ending championships including at the college level came to an abrupt halt. Sports warming up for the coming season never got started. Tournaments were rescheduled or vanished for the […]

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Schuyler Owned People: Should Schuylerville Change Its Name?

“Reconsidering the Past, One Statue at a Time,’ was the front-page above-the-fold headline in The New York Times on June 17, 2020 (print). The article begins by noting the “boiling anger” that exploded after the murder of George Floyd. It has gone national. In religious terms, we are witnessing the attempt to purify America by […]

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