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CUNY, Anarchy and Frances Fox Piven

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A clear picture of where we came from and where we are headed as a country can be seen in the dramatic changes that have taken place in John Jay College. What it once stood for and what it stands for now are diametrically opposed. This week, two hundred and 28 years ago, on December 21st, 1784,…

History Matters: ‘The Date That Will Live In Infamy’

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God bless our military past and present on this tragic day in history. On Sunday, December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor suffered a sneak attack by the Japanese. Pearl Harbor was home of the US Pacific fleet and the largest concentration of U.S. forces in the Pacific. The day after the attack, President Roosevelt declared war…

Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Have a very Happy Thanksgiving everyone and to our military, have a very blessed day and thank you for risking your lives to protect all this that we have to be grateful for. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing…

PIlgrims, Squanto, William Bradford and Communism

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“The LORD is the help of my life” ~ William Bradford This is the real story of the first Thanksgiving and the man who documented the arrival and life of the Pilgrims in Plymouth colony. Squanto was taught brought back to England and taught English by the British as a young boy so he could…

Dazzle Them At Dinner With Some Thanksgiving Facts!

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!. The first Thanksgiving feast probably consisted of lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese. 2. And the pilgrims ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers, not forks. 3. The turkey came later. The Europeans took a liking…

ISIS: Rise of the Caliphate

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ISIS has undergone a meteoric rise since it formed in 1999, but nothing bolstered it as much as the Libyan war when foreign fighters left Libya to join the terrorist group in Syria. In order for people to understand, we need only look at recent history. In 2011, President Obama sold the Libyan War as an urgent humanitarian…

What The Star-Spangled Banner Really Means to America

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The original Star-Spangled Banner, pictured above, is the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem. It is among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Some Americans want the Star Spangled Banner replaced as our national…

U.S. History Rewrite Takes a Dark Left Turn

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Photo via Legal Insurrection The hate America first crowd have rewritten AP U.S. History and, thanks to Common Core, there is not a thing we can do about it. This moribund regurgitation of our past will hit high schools this Fall. The new Framework depicts our Founding Fathers as rich white elites and our American culture as a dark legacy, one…

Honor Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price for Your Liberty

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“You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you…I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” ~ General & former President, Dwight D. Eisenhower Today is the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.…