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Jazz has made an important contribution to music for motion pictures. Many of the “New Wave” films of the late 1950s and early 1960s featured a remarkable variety of jazz composition and performance. Learn more about the role of jazz in many of these films and a new CD set, “Jazz on Film-The New Wave,” […]

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When former White House Press Secretary James Brady died on Monday, August 4th at age 73, his family attributed his death to a series of unspecified health issues. Indeed, there was sadness just as there was overwhelming sadness and concern thirty-three years ago when, two months into his first term, President Reagan became the target […]

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Music played an important role in America’s efforts during World War II. Annegret Fauser’s book, “Sounds of War,” covers the entire panorama of classical music and how it helped on the homefront and battlefield alike. Watch my video review and Mark! My Words on Books. # # # # Biographical Sketch: Please click on My […]

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“Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana: Reason in Common Sense. – What is it about the terrorist nation Iran, and its dictatorial, duplicitous Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that President Obama doesn’t understand? Iran laughs merrily as it banks billions of dollars in funds from eased sanctions […]

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I Heard My Country Calling by James Webb is a most compelling book by a man probably best known as former Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan and former Democratic Senator from Virginia. Lesser known perhaps is his time in the Marine Corps including a tough, heroic thirteen month combat tour in I Corps […]

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My Enigmatic Boss

By Herbert Rogoff, in Arts

As I look down from my lofty perch, constructed of a multitude of decades, I have in sight most of the individuals who have impacted me to the greatest degree. Chief among them had to be William Bernard Ziff, the high priest of the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. I have, in past articles, told you about […]

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THE VA

By J.D. ZUMWALT, in National, Opinion

So – Our Congress (the branch of government that represents the people) is about to go on vacation before they can fix the mess in the Veterans Administration. Go on vacation? How does anyone campaign to go to Washington to represent us, tell us how much they care, tell us how hard they will fight […]

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THE BORDER

By J.D. Zumwalt, in National, Opinion

I will not tell you that the members of our executive and legislative branches are idiots. I will tell you that it would be easy for an outsider to come to that conclusion. For years we have listened to our leaders argue about the best way to take care of the problem on the border. […]

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