Tag Archives: The Founders

History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired Your Poor And Your .223 Caliber Smith and Wesson M-15s

My essay, Is Terrorism Becoming The Norm, caused quite a stir.  After writing over 1200 blog pieces none have ever gleaned as many comments. Some came in peace and some heavily armed.  It’s America after all so I try not … Continue reading

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I’ve been hearing an awful lot about Mitt Romney these days. I’m not very politically minded so for me to be tuning in there’s definitely something in the air. Let’s start with his name… why Mitt?          Was his father a … Continue reading

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