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Atlantis STS-71 and Mir- Before Putin and Trump

On this day in 1995, the Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-71, docks with the Russian space station Mir; for the five days the ships were conjoined,…

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Posted in Current events Election 2020 Politics

The Sunday Driver: June into July

Good Sunday Afternoon to you and yours. Before we commence to tooling around the neighborhood and the nation, let’s get the bad news out of…

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Why 2020 Will Not Be a Repeat of 2016

At the rate Trump’s poll numbers are sinking, he could open up a used-car lot after the election, that’s how popular he is; or isn’t….

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Posted in History Politics Right Wing Myths

The HUAC, Red Channels and Counterattack

On this day in 1950, the pamphlet-style screed Red Channels is released, purporting to name 151 actors, writers, musicians, broadcast journalists, and others in the…

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The Federalist Papers and the Law of the Land

On this day in 1788, the newly-minted Constitution becomes the official governing document of the United States of America when New Hampshire weighs in as…

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A Break in the Storm Clouds

Let’s not beat around the bush. 2020 has been a shit show, so far. A global pandemic, a cratering economy and racial protests in the…

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