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by | Mar 17, 2022

Before the Korean War ended, the United States publicized Operation Moolah to the enemy: a $100,000 reward (equivalent to $1 million in 2022), and asylum, for the first North Korean pilot who defected and brought with him an intact MiG-15….

by | Feb 20, 2022

I went to Virginia Beach a couple weeks ago to escape the forecasted heavy snow and ice and power outages in central Virginia. It was only going to rain in Virginia Beach. I arrived late on a Saturday. Sunday it…

by | Oct 29, 2020

sounding: noun, the act of measuring the depths or the heights Packing the Court Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to say if they will pack the court, in the sense of the phrase used for 90 years since FDR’s…

by | May 10, 2020

In reviewing the circumstances of the shutdown of the country’s colleges and universities 50 years ago this month and today’s circumstances due to the coronavirus, some things are the same and some things are different. First, let’s take a look…

by | Mar 17, 2020

In the Sunday night Democratic debate with Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden committed to selecting people for jobs on the basis of race or sex. This is quintessential racism and sexism. He said he’d nominate a woman as his vice president…

by | Oct 14, 2019

The District of Columbia and other jurisdictions have passed laws to rename Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples’ Day (or Native Americans’ Day). Given my surname, you might suppose that I favor this development. I do not. Let me also correct any…

by | Aug 2, 2019

The Associated Press, the Washington Post, the Charlotte Observer, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and undoubtedly other media outlets carried reports of President Trump’s July 30 visit to Jamestown as part of the 400th anniversary of the House of Burgesses’ first meeting in the…

by | Jul 16, 2019

We live in dumb times. —Tammy Bruce, Tucker Carlson, June 11, 2019   Chris Wallace: In June 2011, Chris Wallace asked Michele Bachmann, presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman, “Are you a flake?” It’s hard to think of any candidate for…

by | Apr 14, 2019

Father Wilson D. (“Bill”) Miscamble has authored a 400-page biography, American Priest: The Ambitious Life And Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh. Catholic Hesburgh, born in 1917 a few days apart from Catholic John F. Kennedy, had the…

by | Jan 26, 2019

There is a church in Rome called the Church of Domine Quo Vadis (Latin for “Lord, where are You going?”). It is situated on the spot where the apocryphal Acts of Peter described a meeting occurred between St. Peter and Jesus….

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