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Mount Rushmore Opportunity for a Little Little Boy: Does He Know It?

In American history, there have been three existential moments when the fate of the United States was at risk: creation, secession, and depression. CREATION At the birth of the country, there was no guarantee that it would be successful. There was no guarantee that the fledgling states would successfully constitute themselves. One person made a […]

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The Battle of Lafayette Square: The Greatest Victory in American History

There have been many famous battles in American history, ones of great significance not just to this country but to the world. Saratoga The Alamo Gettysburg D-Day. These battles reverberated through American history. They helped define who we are as a country and a people. But I suggest when the future histories of this country […]

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Borg to Hong Kong: Resistance Is Futile (Not in America)

Back on August 7, 2019, I wrote a blog entitled When Will the Borg Assimilate Hong Kong?: Is Resistance Futile? I did so triggered by the title of an article “Can Hong Kong’s Resistance Win? (NYT July 14, 2019). I even speculated that the reporter might have had in the Borg in mind when contrasting […]

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2020: The End of the 20th Century and the Beginning of the 21st

Will 2020 be remembered by historians as the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st? We humans like to organize time. Sometimes it is comparatively easy. We are consciously aware of the movements of the sun and the moon. That awareness leads to having days, months, and years as part of […]

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Unmasking Trumpicans: I Live Free and You Die

The coronavirus has had many non-medical effects on America…and you don’t need a red pill to see them. Think of the talking heads, some of whom receive (and open) these posts. Now we can see your kitchens, your livings rooms, your offices with the required bookcase. Sharp-eyed people or more technically-advanced people can even identify […]

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Contingency Plans for January 20, 2021: If He Loses

What are the contingency plans for January 20, 2021, if Joe Biden wins the election? What are the contingency plans for January 20, 2021, if Joe Biden loses the election? America’s Third Civil War is moving forward to its showdown. So far the skirmishes in the culture war have been mostly local and mostly non-violent. […]

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Friday Night Lights: Risking Lives for the Dow

We have now celebrated V-Zero Day over the coronavirus per the White House Council of Economic Advisers. In a few days we will be looking back at the crisis per the Vice President of the United States. Next month we will be back to normal per the son in-law of the President of the United […]

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Donna Reed, Eddie Haskell, and The Donald: The Fifties Live

The Fifties are alive and well with The Donald, more so than I had realized. Yes, people have often commented on his preference for the white world of America’s idealized past, but there is more to it than that. I have frequently commented about The Donald being an immature 13 year old or 7th grader […]

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