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The Saddest Jester

On this day in 2014, actor Robin Williams is found dead at his home in Tiburon, California, after an apparent suicide. As a performer, the…

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Posted in Politics

The Sunday Driver, S1, E5: No Football for You.

A happy, hot Monday evening to you all; we will take our Sunday drive right now, the A/C on full, just like Dad used to…

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Posted in Election 2020 Opinion Politics

Why Susan Rice Would Be A Terrible Choice for Biden’s Running Mate

Joe Biden will announce who his running mate will be next week. Presumably, that means he’s narrowed the field down to a precious few. Two,…

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Posted in Domestic Issues History Politics

Medicare and the Struggle for National Healthcare

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which…

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Posted in History Human Interest Religion

From the Invincible Armada to the Virgin Queen

On this day in 1588, off the coast of Gravelines, France, Spain’s so-called “Invincible Armada” is defeated by Queen Elizabeth I’s English naval force under…

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Posted in Civil Rights History The Courts

The 14th Amendment and Barriers to True Civil Rights

On this day in 1868, following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing citizenship and all its privileges to…

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