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‘First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier’s Story’ is a darn good read

The year is 1863. The month is May. The Civil War is raging like a firestorm. By the time this lethal national tragedy is over, it will count over 620,000 casualties, a staggering total for its time. Although troops of […]

‘First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier’s Story’ is a darn good read

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The year is 1863. The month is May. The Civil War is raging like a firestorm. By the time this lethal national tragedy is over, it will count over 620,000 casualties, a staggering total for its time. Although troops of […]

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Ronald Reagan and his fat cats were a prelude to Trump

“When it came to corporate greed, the Great Communicator [Ronald Reagan] was also the Great Enabler.” - William Kleinknecht The book is a scathing, and well deserved, an indictment of

Tracy Walder the unexpected spy from USC

It was a SRO audience on Thursday evening at the Ivy Bookshop on Falls Road. Tracy Walder, an attractive young woman in her early 40s was in Baltimore at

Deadly Coronavirus and a Hollywood movie

It was a thriller movie that came out in September of 2011. Its subject was the outbreak of a deadly virus. The film was titled, Contagion. It was very

Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and the area make a great vacation

Every year around the holidays of Christmas and New Years, I like to take the advice of the newspaperman, Horace Greeley. He said: “Go West, young man.” So, off

Nancy Pelosi says impeachment inquiry will be good for America

Nancy Pelosi is a 79-year-old Democrat from San Francisco, CA. In January 2019, she began serving her second term as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Her first term

Baltimore protestors greet Trump with hostile reception

Although the temperature hovered around the ninety-degree mark in the late afternoon of Thursday, September 12, 2019, it was even hotter in the section of Baltimore known as Harbor

Off in Alaska with Blue Water Adventures

After our Mount Hood, Oregon, family-related holiday in late July and early August 2019, Ann and I took off for the wilds of Southeast Alaska on a trip with

John Waters will present new book ‘Mr. Know-It-All’ in L.A.

On Saturday night the line in front of the Atomic Books’ store, on Falls Road, in Hampden (Hon), curved around the block. I had a strong feeling of deja

Julian Assange: Hero or ‘Spoiled Brat’?

In 2006, the Australian-born Julian Assange, now age 47, founded Wikileaks. It slowly built up a first-rate reputation as an organization that got the inside scoop on war crimes

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