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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 ...

Dixie, Texas, Conservative, Domenech

Ben Domenech: Flashing Federalism Deep in Dixie, Fools only Fools

TEXAS: The conservative wannabees or ersatz conservatives or whatever, love to denigrate the South.  Many Southerners allow them such slights. I don’t. It has always been an amazing feature of the “naming class” taxonomists to cover a true thought with a misnomer of fact. There are many examples, but one struck me recently as I ...

National Anthem, America, Star Spangled Banner

Dear mother: I have not yet begun to lose the fight for America’s soul

TEXAS: The fight for America’s soul is over. There are no troops understanding why they have lost. The few who attempted to fight have been overrun or corrupted by mother earth. Only the few who were willing to fight ever understood the difference between The National Anthem and The Star-Spangled Banner They will continue to ...