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ROAD TRIP: Historic Lincoln Highway, AKA; U.S. 1, 30, 530, 40, and 50

WASHINGTON: Most people driving down the country’s interstate highway system have no appreciation of how it all came to be. They mistakenly figure Uncle Sam, and our Washington, D.C. government must have taken the lead. However, the first interstate paved road was conceived in 1912 by Indiana entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher, formally dedicated on October ...

Genocide, Ukraine, Russia

Is Russia guilty of Genocide in Ukraine?

When President Biden used the term “genocide” to describe Russia’s actions in Ukraine, he received both support and opposition. French President Emmanuel Macron warned against an “escalation of rhetoric.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed “the true words of a true leader.” A Kremlin spokesman called the comment “unacceptable.” It is interesting to review the origins ...

Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow

The Russian Orthodox Church serving Putin as it served Stalin

The more things change with the Russian Orthodox Church and its relations with those in power, the more they remain the same. Just as the Church embraced Stalin, submitting to his control, today’s Church leaders have embraced Vladimir Putin and his brutal assault upon Ukraine. Yet, interestingly, Stalin himself seems to remain a Church favorite. ...

Bars, America, States, Oldest

Plan a road trip to visit the oldest bars state by state

WASHINGTON: Did you ever wonder where the oldest bars were in every state? Or who may have sat in your spot and the impact they had on America’s growth. Every state has its historic bar where our forefathers and ancestors took a break to have a local brew. (Beer & American History) The earliest bars ...

Liberty, Religious Freedom, Statue, Ezikiel, American Jewish, Artists

Cancel Culture censors Princetons American Jewish artists exhibit

The Cancel Culture which seems to dominate so much of American life has manifested itself in a rather unusual way. Princeton University has canceled an exhibit of 19th Century American Jewish artists. The exhibit was intended to showcase the little-known contributions of Jewish artists in the period after the Civil War. The reason: two of ...

Emmett and Mamie Till to receive posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

Nearly 70 years ago, a mother, gripped with grief, made a decision that forever changed the landscape of American society. Mamie Till-Mobley tearfully decided to show the nation an open coffin view of her bruised, battered, and lynched son Emmett Till. Those horrific photos outraged the nation and galvanized the American modern civil rights movement. ...

Death, South Africa, Apartheid

Remembering Desmond Tutu: Advocate of racial justice and non-violence

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s apostle of racial justice and reconciliation, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against apartheid, has died at the age of 90. After the fall of apartheid, Archbishop Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that sought to heal the wounds of the apartheid era. The archbishop ...

Hanukkah

Hanukkah 2021: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

LOS ANGELES: Tough times fade. Tough people last. For eight nights starting Sunday night November 28th, the world and its pain are pushed aside. Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights. Simcha (joy) reigns supreme. Blue and white Jewish pride has burst on the scene from Brooklyn, New York to Jerusalem, Israel and everywhere a single Hebrew ...

God, Thanksgiving, pilgrims, natives

What do you give thanks for on Thanksgiving? Family, bounty, God?

WASHINGTON: Thanksgiving is a true American holiday. It is an offshoot of the very first Thanksgiving in 1612. When the Pilgrims invited a native tribe to their tables after the fall harvest. They gathered to celebrate the bounty of the land that God had provided to them. Yes, that’s right, Thanksgiving is a celebration of ...

Navy, MCPON, John Hagan

Interview with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John Hagan (ret)

In this exclusive interview, Former Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPON) John Hagan shares his perspective on his past personal experiences in the Navy. He speaks of a tragic disaster aboard the Navy warship USS Bonhomme Richard, what may lie ahead for today’s military, and more. MCPON John Hagan’s life story tells of a life well-lived ...

Thomas Jefferson, New York, statue

NYC removes Jefferson statue as assaults on American History continue

NEW YORK CITY: A statue of Thomas Jefferson is on its way out of New York’s City Council chamber.  In mid-October, the Public Design Commission agreed to take the nation’s third president, author of the Declaration of Independence and founding father, off his pedestal. The statue now occupies a prominent place near the members’ main ...

Robert E. Lee, South, Secession, States

Robert E. Lee and all the “Will”ing Boogey Men

George Will writes what amounts to a review of Allen C. Guelzo’s biography, Robert E. Lee: A Life in the Washington Post. The review and apparently the book are disparaging of Lee. Considering who Lee was and the fruitful historical mindsets who have lionized him, both black and white: (Churchill, Eisenhower, both Roosevelts as well ...

History, histrionics, public education all leading to a mess of mendacity

“Divorce usually isn’t a good idea, and that’s especially true of a nearly 250-year-old continental nation.” Rich Lowry, National Review. This sort of pseudo-historical gibberish is the kind of nonsense that finds its way into the public schooling system with its unschooled “educators.” It is one reason there is rising a wave of dissent against ...