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How the Politically-Correct Helped Elect Donald Trump…..in 2016

Many factors contribute to the election of an American President. In the last election one can point to the shortcomings of the Democratic candidate, the Russian violation of America on behalf of the Republican candidate, and the ability of the longtime Democrat and Clinton supporter to con Republicans into thinking he was a conservative who […]

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Bullied by Ann, Stymied by Nancy: Deflating an Inflatable

The Twilight Zone nailed it. I have been waiting a long time to write about this episode. Now, finally, the time is right. Although the details are not an exact match, there is enough in common with the present situation to do so. It’s all about facing fears and then deflating a hot-air balloon. The […]

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Government Trumpdown Enters Second Month: A Self-Dug Hole Dividing America

Before turning to the current topic, I would like to reprint my “So What” paragraph from “Rorschach Test: Exonerated or Did the Trump Hit the Fan?” posted on December 13, 2018 People anticipate more and more indictments and revelations of the tawdry life of this reprehensible person. So what? Assume every charge is true, a […]

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Alien Invasions: Orson Welles and Sean Hannity

The aliens are coming. The aliens are coming. The aliens are here! Perhaps the greatest alien invasion of the United States occurred on October 30, 1938. While December 7 and 9/11 still are remembered by Americans (aren’t they?), this earlier invasion is often overlooked or forgotten. This invasion occurred before television, before cell phones, before […]

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National Emergency Crisis: The Howard Baker Moment Is Now

During the course of American history, the country has faced many national emergency crises. During the War of 1812, Canada burned the White House and the Pentagon in its terrorist assault on the country. To pour fuel on the fire, almost two centuries later Canada imposed on its weaker southern neighbor the worst economic treaty […]

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How Nancy Pelosi Helped Elect Donald Trump: A Tale of Two Women

Several years ago, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, devoted the opening segment of her show to government shutdowns. She was interested to know why the federal government always seemed to be shut down, on the verge of a shutdown, or threatened with a shutdown. She traced the cause to a group of RHINO Representatives then called “Tea […]

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Hotspur versus Bonespur: Having the Right Stuff to Go in the Arena

According to the Constitution, the American President is designated with one specific task: to serve as commander in-chief. In the 20th century, the title was expanded in the popular culture to include “commander in-chief and leader of the free world.” The expansion was due to America’s role in World War I, World War II, and […]

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Civics: Should Children Be Prepared To Be Adult Citizens? (Part II)

In the previous post, I raised the issue of the state of civics in education. I examined the situation in some states including Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. In this post, I wish to return to Connecticut before turning to New York. The Connecticut High School History Council At the beginning of this […]

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