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It is a clear early fall day in Washington, DC and the White House has settled down into a somewhat “relaxed” routine following the helicopter departure of the President and the first family for Camp David. Major cities in “Western democracies” are on heightened alert due to the threat raised by the ruthless Islamic Republic […]

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Oh Captain, My Captain

By Bob Gibson, in Baseball

He is Derek Sanderson Jeter. He’s not very heavy and he’s not very tall, but trust me, he casts a giant shadow! This team Captain at the age of 40 has just capped what seems to be tantamount to an Oscar-winning career as the shortstop of the New York Yankees for the past two decades. […]

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There are natural borders such as oceans, deserts, mountains, rivers and so on. Then there are politically imposed borders such as by treaty; those currently under assault in the Middle East; state and local borders that reflect population migration; socially imposed borders such as a gang’s turf; zoning borders to impact property development and other […]

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Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot is one of the longest running films in history. Now it is available on DVD, starring Jack Lord and featuring a score by Bernard Herrmann. Learn more about Colonial Williamsburg and our Founding Fathers as you Mark! My Words on Video. # # # # Biographical Sketch: Please click […]

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the Columbine High School Tragedy. I woke to the sound of the entry hall door slamming. My daughter, Leigh, was going to school; that day, of all days, she didn’t wake me to say goodbye. Her sister had graduated from Columbine High School […]

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OBAMA’S STRATEGY

By Ed Silverman, in Current Events

From President Obama’s opening remarks in his nationwide “ISlL” strategy speech: “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” Huh? Excuse me, Mr. President, there you go again being politically correct. TO use a quaint old […]

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Hits or Myths

By Herbert Rogoff, in Arts

In this article, I’ve chosen to depart from my usual theme–the arts. I am presenting this piece to you in two, unrelated parts. Neither one is earth-shaking, but since they deal with practices that have been established in our lives, I feel it is worth sharing some of my thoughts about them with you. The […]

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LEADERSHIP IN THE U.S.

By J.D. Zumwalt, in National, Opinion

There is so much to write about involving the complete incompetence of our national leadership. It is hard to know where to start, but today I think I will begin with our Secretary of State John Kerry since I just listened to his speech from Iraq. This was a speech written not for the people […]

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