Category: History

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The Eagle Has Encountered Customs

The following story is meant to be humorous. The crew of Apollo 11 did not, as far as we know, have a Duty Free catalog in the Command Module.

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The Confederate Flags of Comer’s Store

Mr. Comer used those flags to efficiently my generation into a special kind of passive, blind and “nice” racism. But racism nevertheless — on autopilot.

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Windrush Day in UK

Monday in the UK is Windrush Day, set aside to honor the generation of Caribbean immigrants who help rebuild Britain following World War 2.

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The Last Confession of Jane Roe

The most passionate of all our political debates is about to get a whole new, ugly chapter in it’s long history opened up.

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Silent But Deadly: Malaria in WWII

With microbes on our minds, it’s time to talk about one of the gravest threats soldiers in WWII faced — the threat of disease. Military leaders have long known that disease poses an even...

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Searching for Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman, best know by his stage name “Little Richard,” passed away yesterday at the age of 87.

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Unbreakable Bonds

The last time the U.S. faced a global threat, Batman and Superman did their part—by becoming national pitchmen.

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Series! World Series of the 1940’s

Since baseball in present time is on hold for the duration, let’s resume our travels through its past. We began post-WWII and proceeded through the Nationals’ first championship in 2019

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Knitting in WWII: A Photoessay

Even before Pearl Harbor, Life Magazine answered the question “What can I do to help the war effort?” with a single word: “Knit.”

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The Truth Behind Dresden

Bad faith arguers/actors on the world stage unite each year in using the Dresden narrative as a bloody shirt to wave away any criticism of authoritarian regimes.

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The Case for Monopoly

Board Game Symposium: If anything, Monopoly teaches that, despite your best planning, wise investment, and sound judgment, sometimes the universe has other plans (or no plan at all).

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MLK Day

For this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The New Yorker compiled various pieces on the man and his legacy in their Sunday Reading

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Dorie Miller: A Damn Fine Name for a Ship

The fourth Ford-class Aircraft Carrier will be named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris “Dorie” Miller, the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross for his actions during the Pearl Harbor attack.