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A Rumor of Greatness: Lessons in America’s Past

If we are to make America great again, shouldn’t there be a point in time we can look to as the standard for this greatness? When did we hit the peak of American greatness? What started the decline? Don’t we … Continue reading

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Presumptuous Trumpism

From September 7, 1940, until May 10, 1941, England endured a period known as the Blitz. It is a derivative of the German word Blitzkrieg, “Lightning war.” Germany sent wave upon wave of bombers to bring terror, genuine countrywide terror, … Continue reading

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Born in the USA: The Bright Shining Lie of Uninformed Patriotism

Last night we went to the first of six Pawtucket Red Sox games which feature a themed firework display after the game. (I know this may seem like heresy from a Yankee fan, but it is a nice place to … Continue reading

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Apologies to the Future of America

Hello, This is America from the early 21st century. If you read this, if there are any of you left to read this, you’ll no doubt be confused by the legacy we left for you. You may have questions as … Continue reading

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Future History

Scenarios for the Trump Presidency. “Grandpa, were you alive when Donald Trump was President? We’re studying him in history.” “I was, Billy, I was just a small boy, but I remember. They were scary times.” “Why?” “Because Mr. Trump said … Continue reading

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Dogs May Be Smarter than Humans

Whenever I buy something new, I am always amused by the instructions or warnings. In particular, the universal stick figure illustrations that attempt to transcend language differences. My personal favorite is the warnings on the desiccant pack included with most … Continue reading

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America’s Long Walk on a Short Pier

The America I know, the one that once served as a bright shining beacon to the world, is changing. Our headlong panic rush to insulate, rather than defend, ourselves from those that would do us harm is disheartening. Talk of … Continue reading

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