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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/10/24 – LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY!

Wars are expensive, and nobody knew that better than Napoleon Bonaparte, who was forced to unload some prime real estate for a lousy 42¢ an acre to pay for his latest contretemps with the British Empire, making today NATIONAL LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY! The year was 1803, and Napoleon had learned the hard way in Russia […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/11/23 – GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY!

There are several reasons why we have parades in his honor, and bridges named after Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Pułaski (1745-1779), or, as Americans call him; Pulaski. We just don’t know them. Still, we like to celebrate GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY! Certainly one reason has to be that debonaire matinee idol mustache, and another was

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WEEK #76 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW, FRIDAY, 6/22/18 TO THURSDAY, 6/28/18

Week #76 dawned on Friday with Trump killing his own party’s  immigration reform bill via Tweet, when he urged Congress to ignore the issue until after the election. Which makes a perverse sort of Trumpian sense because they seem to have imprisoned all those children without keeping track of who they belong to, and have no

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WEEK #70 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW, FRIDAY, 5/11/18 TO THURSDAY, 5/17/18

Make that two Federal Disaster Areas in America this week, the volcano-threatened Hawaii and Washington DC, reeling from the never-ending Hurricane Donald. Week #70 of The Trump Era began with the news that Russian oligarch Alexander Torshin and his associates had been courting prominent American conservative politicians on behalf of the Kremlin since 2009, most

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