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The Trump Doctrine versus the Truman Doctrine

Periodically during the course of American history, individual Presidents are remembered for a doctrine or mantra they have enunciated. The words are not necessarily legally binding in any way. Instead they provide insight into the thinking of the President as to how he (so far) views the world and chooses to guide himself. This vision […]

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What Race Is Meghan Markle? What about Sally Hemmings?

Should We the People classify Americans based on race other than human? To some extent that is a trick question. As it turns out there is more to the human race than meets the eye. Specifically Neanderthals and Denisovans. As scientific technology enables more and more precise DNA analysis from longer and longer ago, we […]

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John McCain and The Donald: The Warrior and the Swamp Builder

John McCain is an American hero. To call him a hero is not to necessarily agree with all that he said and did. Even he has regrets about things he has done. What it does mean is that when the batting average of his life is calculated it will be sufficient to warrant inclusion in […]

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Fox & Friends and the Unpresidential Library

Sometimes a president is remembered for fireside chats. Sometimes a president is remembered for the Gettysburg Address. And sometimes a president is remembered for hissy-fit tweets and Fox & Friends. In the Unpresidential Library there definitely will be an area set aside for Fox & Friends. When historians, citizens, and visitors seek to experience and […]

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Is Robert Mueller “Dorothy, Witch-Killer”?

The Wizard of Oz is a beloved part of the American cultural heritage. Every year it introduces young children to a slice of Americana and reminds older Americans of this venerable triumph of innocence over evil. Its music, dances, and scenes have become iconic symbols in the American culture. So beloved is the movie that […]

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Fifty Years an African-American: Is It Time for a Change?

This series of posts on the journey of middle-passage blacks in America (mainly in New York) now reaches the present.  The previous post addressed the Negro period from the Great Migration to the dawn of the civil rights era. It was a time when blacks left the South and the agricultural way of life for […]

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Is Donald Trump Our Rehoboam? – A Bible Penis Story

What biblical character most resembles our President? Putting aside the answers of Mike Pence and the evangelicals, what biblical figure most closely matches Donald Trump? I confess that there does not seem to be a perfect match so any response would be subject to question. To begin with, there aren’t many children characters in the […]

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Trump Triumphs in Pennsylvania: Don’t Believe the Fake News

In a stunning display of sheer raw political power, President Donald Trump brought his professional wrestling show to rural Pennsylvania, an area where normally no Republican dare show his face. Although billed as a spring training exhibition in preparation for the summer season of relentless barnstorming, THE DONALD was in full mid-season form. All America […]

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