Monthly Archives: November 2019

No Thanks

Thanksgiving was always problematic. In 1959 it was particularly problematic. There was a Thanksgiving church service, because the church was a Congregational church – one of those churches “in the Reformed tradition that have a congregational form of church government … Continue reading

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Not Too Heinous For Even Fox News

Work on the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961 – the German Democratic Republic built their Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart (Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) cutting off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin, protecting its citizens from fascist elements conspiring to … Continue reading

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Our Neighborhood Now

Gregory Peck was just right for Atticus Finch. Tom Hanks was the best choice for Mister Rogers. Decent men who do the right thing should play decent men who do the right thing. Ethan Sacks notes that: In this era … Continue reading

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The Killing Machines

It was a quiet Sunday – the Secretary of the Navy was asked to resign. He was fired. He had angered the president. He was fine with prosecuting men under his command for war crimes, which they had actually committed. … Continue reading

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Truth Is Questioned

It’s not that hard, folks. Donald Trump knows what really happened. Not only did he, or any of his staff, or family, or friends, NOT collude with Russia during the 2016 campaign, Russia didn’t even interfere in the election at … Continue reading

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Threading That Needle

It was one of those days when the Democrats just couldn’t catch a break. They did have another presidential debate, and a few of them got off cool lines or laid into one of the others quite effectively, but those … Continue reading

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Because This Is America

This is America. This was the second week of the Trump impeachment hearings. Those were very American. In a parliamentary system there’d be a vote of “no confidence” and snap elections. That can happen at any time – this isn’t … Continue reading

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