Category History

“Skin in the Game” by John Milner

What follows is a piece by a friend and mentor whose writing I value. He’s not Web-oriented, so I offered to post this piece for him, and he accepted. Enjoy. A former student was in town the other day and came by for a visit. I hadn’t seen him in some time. He’s sixty-eight now […]

Expedience

I had a teacher in college who suggested that the political spectrum is not a line, with the extreme left at one end and extreme right at the other, but rather a circle, and when you go to either extreme you actually loop around and bump into your “opposite.” This could explain the love affair […]

Leipzig, 1945

In the closing days of World War II, with the German military collapsing on every front, U.S. forces reached the city of Leipzig. The 2nd Infantry, 69th Infantry and 9th Armored Divisions entered the city on April 18th and, after house-by-house combat, they secured it on April 19th. The next day, April 20th, war correspondents […]

You Can’t Compete

In February of 2014, Dr. James David Manning, pastor of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York City, shocked America when he revealed that the President of the United States practices ceremonial magic and has the ability to summon and control demons. In particular, homosexual demons. Manning said, “Obama has released these demons particularly […]

The Tea Party

If you find the contemporary Tea Party to be obnoxious, there’s a reason to be found in history. The Sons of Liberty, the perpetrators of the original Boston Tea Party, although enshrined in patriotic memory, were themselves obnoxious. They were not, I was sad to learn, the clean and well-mannered men who sang “The Liberty […]

King C. Gillette

The doctor, concerned about my grandfather’s heart, ordered him to leave the room when the Friday Night Fights came on the television. Following the doctor’s instructions to the letter, Grandpa Braun left the room, stood in the hall and watched from the doorway, shadow boxing and puffing. I was in the room, on the sofa, […]

For a More Perfect Union

I am past weary with those who venerate the U.S. Constitution without reading it. Written and adopted in 1787, the document was intended, among other things, to form a more perfect union, establish justice, promote the general welfare and secure for us “the blessings of liberty.” But tucked into the fine print was Article I, […]

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