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Boy Of Troy?

Remember what old Homer said (of course, he was blind).

  NOVEMBER 13, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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We're all pretty sure we've got a good bead on things..

We all are pretty sure we've got a good bead on things, don't we? Recall with us all those sage words of Agent K of 'Men in Black' deserved...
#Griffith #Mark Twain #Ulysses #Trojan Horse #Homer

J B Pravda

An Embarrassing Reality

What (I think) the World Thinks of Trump

  OCTOBER 2, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Trump, many despise him for what they perceive as his arrogance and stupidity.

In determining what the rest of the world thinks of Donald Trump you have to do two things: First, add in the proclivities of a particular country...
#Donald Trump #France #Russia #Barack Obama #Vladimir Putin

John Sammon

☕️ Aaron Stipkovich

Absolute marketing brilliance. I love it when people think... even if it's for a bank. #MorganFreeman #Marketinghttps://t.co/5uiAD0QjcT

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I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject gets equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.

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Original Avenger

H.W. Brands reveals the Greatness of Ulysses S. Grant

  OCTOBER 24, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE  

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A magnificent book that once again leaves me wondering how Brands is so thorough and prolific

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and PeaceH.W. BrandsHardcover. 718 pp.October 2, 2012. Doubleday. There is a...
#Literature #Ulysses Grant #Books #H.w. Brands

Anthony Bergen

Beautiful violence

A Literary Experience from Daniel Woodrell

  SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE  

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Simultaneously dark and vivid, bleak and evocative, haunting and familiar, articulate and reductive.

The Outlaw Album: StoriesDaniel WoodrellPaperback. 167 pp.October 9, 2012 [Paperback]. Back Bay Books. In the three years...
#Books #Fiction #The Outlaw Album

Anthony Bergen

The evil that men do

John Wilkes Booth and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

  APRIL 15, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE  

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There is no sure foundation set on blood, No certain life achieved by another's death.

"There is no sure foundation set on blood, No certain life achieved by another's death" -- William Shakespeare, King...
#Abraham Lincoln #John Wilkes Booth #Assassination

Anthony Bergen

Boxed In

The Rhetoric of the President

  MARCH 27, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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You'd think that a man who has been compared to Lincoln would know: Words mean things.

A viral video from a Danish news source has been making the rounds this week. It's done by a fellow who has been called the Danish Jon Stewart and...
#Barack Obama #Rhetoric #2012

Chris Awalt

A Fighting first couple

The Madisons and the War of 1812

  MARCH 24, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE  

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Howard evokes a stirring image of President Madison returning to the national capital in ruins

Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the Second War of IndependenceHugh HowardHardcover. 365...
#War #1812 #Madison #Hugh Howard

Anthony Bergen

President George Clooney?

The proverbial "What if" is asked

  FEBRUARY 26, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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I would not point to my role in Syriana as proof positive that I have a grasp of foreign policy.

George Clooney does a sensational and under-appreciated job of portraying Ohio Governor Mike Morris in the recent blockbuster The Ides of...
#George Clooney #Celebrity Politician #Actor

Jeffrey Guillot

Even the victors undone

We Expect Soldiers to Return to Peaceful Life

  JANUARY 13, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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War hasn't changed since the ancient Greeks.

The U.S. Marines seen urinating on the corpses of Taliban enemies, and those posing with the body of a 10-year-old Afghan boy proudly as though...
#War #Afghanistan #Iraq Wars

John Sammon

Presidential Advice

Does one assist another?

  NOVEMBER 28, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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Is there any benefit to consulting previous leaders of the free world? Of course...

You can always ask for help. Isn't that right? I remember hearing that from teachers in school. I remember hearing that when I was...
#Obama #Presidency #Bush #Clinton #Politics

Anthony Bergen

The indecision of power

Not to decide may ruin everything

  OCTOBER 19, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE  

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In war anything is better than indecision. We must decide.

In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant, Commanding General of the Union Army, was approached by a quartermaster officer in regard to an order by Grant to spend...
#Politics #America #War #Military #Decision #Oil

Aaron Stipkovich

Mary Surratt

An Innocent Woman

  JULY 12, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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All men are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.

Robert Redford's latest film, The Conspirator ' released just days after the Sesquicentennial of the attack on Fort Sumter, the Civil...
#Conspirator Lincoln Civil War

Mary Claire Kendall

humor's hidden power

essential for tense politics & hallmark of great presidents

  JULY 6, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Lighten up, everybody. Being called a "flake"'Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace asked Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN)...
#Bachmann Palin Wallace

Mary Claire Kendall

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