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Democrat urges Congress pass legislation in “eight critical areas”

This might surprise you. It surprised me. Harry Truman said the state of the nation worried him. The Republicans and a number of southern democrats were trying “to fool the people with poppy cock.” Truman urged Congress to reconvene, in … Continue reading

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The best piece heralding 2019 is a portrait of America. In 1919

Over the past few years, I’ve relished the gorgeously written essays by historian (and Renaissance man) Ted Widmer who appears occasionally in the New York Times. I think there’s no more stirring and surprising way to welcome 2019 than reading … Continue reading

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This weekend’s loveliest story: Claire Smith at Cooperstown

Source: Claire Smith, a Pioneer in Sports Writing, Is Honored at Cooperstown – The New York Times Don’t know how many readers here read the sports section of any paper. So I give you this, because it’s beyond sports. Some … Continue reading

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