Dec. 7, 1941 – 79 years ago today – may indeed be a date that lives in infamy, even if barely remembered.  A total of 2,403 died that day from…

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Happy Thanksgiving! (Or Happy Day After Thanksgiving, if you are seeing this on Friday) Today’s papers are filled with solemn holiday columns commenting on the sadness and irony we are…

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Let us now praise Chester Alan Arthur. The largely forgotten 21st president, a Republican vice president propelled into the office by the assassination of President John Garfield in 1881, Arthur served…

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The other day, in the fifth month of the coronavirus pandemic, we went out for a latte. It was midday and time for a break from our self-imposed stay-at-home regimen…

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