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The Number 545

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) We’ve got ourselves quite a mess in Washington, D.C.  Go ahead, pick any of the myriad travesties and scandals – the institutionalized corruption; the arrogation of school-choice and...

This Week In History, July 27

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of July 29-August 4, 2013   July 29 1920 - The first of three JL-6 aircraft leave...

Frog Level Chickens and a Matanuska-Susitna Valley Bull

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2012 by Gary Spina)   One day, down by Frog Level, Virginia, I watched some farm folks kill about 25 chickens and roosters – adults and kids working together to kill and pluck...

This Week In History, July 21

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.  ~ Winston Churchill              Week of July 22-28, 2013   July 22 1775 - George Washington, at the age...

A Young Girl’s Honor

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2009 by Gary Spina)   Lawyers are supposed to be among the best and the brightest in our society on account of how difficult it is to even get into law school in...

Old Stewball Really Was a Racehorse

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by Dianne Hermann (Copyright 2013)   Fact is always stranger, and infinitely more interesting, than fiction. And facts involving animals are no exception. Many of us have heard the song, “Old Stewball Was A Racehorse.” But did...

This Week In History, July 13

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of July 15-21, 2013   July 15 1870 - Georgia becomes last confederate state to be readmitted...

This Week In History, July 8

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by Dianne Hermann  “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill              Week of July 8-14, 2013   July 8 1776 - Col. John Nixon gives the...

Politics in the Age of Innocence

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) From my earliest boyhood days, I remember my mother telling me how to handle questions from nosey neighbors.  I was four years old when she began drilling it...

Our Declaration of Independence

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cartoon via wnd.com by Gary Spina (From Kitchen Table Politics, Copyright 2012 by Gary Spina) Our pioneer forefathers were adventurers -- those early colonists who came to this new land called America and forged a living on...