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This US Navy pilot was the real-life Maverick of the Korean War

The existence of the improbable dogfight remained classified for decades, yet the details of what happened are the stuff of legends.

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‘Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land’ - Meir Y. Soloveichik, Commentary Magazine

On July 4, 1976, in honor of the bicentennial and during Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Philadelphia, the government of Great Britain decided to present a

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The slow death of Henry VIII

Tudor historian Robert Hutchinson considers the last seven years of Henry VIII’s reign – a time when he was a lonely, vulnerable man plagued by illness, bankruptcy and thwarted ambitions

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100 Years Ago This Month: When Congress Embraced Zionism—Unanimously

One hundred years ago this week, the United States Congress unanimously embraced Zionism.

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5 Famous Desks in the U.S. Senate

The historic moments that happened at these desks—and the Senate VIPs who sat behind them—mean that some have taken on lives of their own.

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Ronald Reagan: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc

(Note: The following are remarks delivered by President Ronald Reagan on June 6, 1984 commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Invastion of Normandy.)
We're here to mark that day in history when the...

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Photos: D-Day remembered – A look at the invasion 78 years ago in Normandy

On June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded German-occupied western Europe by way of Normandy, France, during World War II. It would become the turning point

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D-Day & Pointe du Hoc: Remembering the Sacrifices of World War II

We would do well to recall the sacrifices of our forebears, through tribute, memory, instruction, and perpetuation of what they fought for, as D-Day itself fades from living recollection.

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The Battle of Midway Was 80 Years Ago: It Must Be Remembered

The Battle of Midway in June 1942 is one of the most decisive naval battles in history. Japan's navy lost four aircraft carriers.

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Massacre of Iraqi Jews Remembered on 81st Anniversary

Young Iraqi Jews who fled to pre-state Israel following the 1941 Farhud pogrom in Baghdad. Photo: Moshe Baruch Jewish groups …

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'I cheated death': World War II gunner, Wisconsin native survived 4-mile tailspin, 17 months in Nazi POW camps, and a 600-mile forced march

As was the case for so many families of veterans, the details of their loved one’s deployments remained largely unknown. But after years of "We don’t go there," Gene Moran’s story of falling 4 miles and surviving has reached book form.

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    The Jewish nation's capital throughout history - Jerusalem

    Islamists artificially inflate Islam's link to the city, but Islamic terrorism turned Jerusalem, literally the City of Peace, into a bloody battleground and thus forfeited any claim to share in the city's destiny. Op-ed.

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    Elder Of Ziyon - Remembering an incredible American Jewish WWII hero, Captain Ben L. Salomon

    Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

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    Yom Yerushalayim: Correcting a Historical Injustice

    Israel’s first prime minister David Ben Gurion. Photo: Wiki Commons. JNS.org – How are we to understand the meaning of …

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    38 Interesting Facts about D Day You Might Not Know

    D Day continues to fascinate people, even more than 50 years after the invasion took place. Here are 38 interesting facts about D day you might not know

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    New Segment of the Ancient Low-Level Aqueduct to Jerusalem Exposed

    The aqueduct was the main source of water supply to Jerusalem consecutively for 2000 years. IAA to host public without cost at the archaeological excavation in Armon Hanatziv as well as in several other fascinating archaeological sites in the city.

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    The Untold Story of a Paratrooper Who Captured Jerusalem in 1967

    If you appreciate our work, please consider making a donation to support us at https://theisraelguys.com/donate/. Listen to The Israel Guys Daily: https://th...

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    Tasty food improves morale: A WWII Chicken Dinner Story

    Hot, tasty food is a survival tool. This story from World War II demonstrates how it can improve a person's morale.

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      Haiti’s Lost Billions

      The staggering sum Haiti paid for its independence cemented its path to poverty.

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      10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

      Memorial Day is more than just a chance to get the year's first sunburn. It's a time to remember the people who sacrificed their lives for their country.

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      The Riveting True Story Behind Netflix’s Spy Movie ‘Operation Mincemeat’

      Major William Martin was a Roman Catholic Welshman who enjoyed the theater and loved his fiancée, Pam. He also didn’t exist—but the Nazis didn’t know that.

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      41 Facts About the 41 Kings and Queens Since 1066

      In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, here is one fact about each of Britain’s 41 kings and queens since 1066.

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      Blessed Franz Jägerstätter: A saint for families in irregular situations | Simply Catholic

      Blessed Franz Jägerstätter’s story illustrates that faith can take root and become one’s guiding principle despite the irregularity of one’s background. Born an illegitimate child in 1907, he also fathered an illegitimate daughter, Hildegard, in

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        Why Ronald Speirs Was The Most Fearsome Paratrooper In The Real-Life 'Band Of Brothers'

        Ronald Speirs was known as a fearsome fighter — who wasn't afraid of killing just to make a point.

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        The Temple Mount: The Astonishing Israeli Concession of 1967

        In a triumphant moment, Israel’s flag was hoisted over the newly conquered Temple Mount—then quickly taken down.

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        MSNBC guest wants to ‘make sweet love’ to Supreme Court leaker, ‘joyfully abort’ fetus if she gets pregnant

        MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin found it hysterical on Sunday when a guest declared she wanted to "make sweet love" to whoever leaked a draft decision indicating the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade and "joyfully abort" a future pregnancy.

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          The New York Times’ ‘Nazi Correspondent’ - Tablet Magazine

          As Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany and then embarked on his program of world conquest and mass extermination, The New York Times’ Berlin bureau chief was busy slanting the news in his favor

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          12 Facts About the R.M.S. Lusitania

          Once the fastest ocean liner in the world, a German torpedo sent the ship to the bottom of the sea.

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          American Treasures: Richard Rodgers: Finding the Music Inside

          Richard Rodgers never wrote a symphony, let alone a string quartet or piano sonata, yet his music resides in the subconscious of millions worldwide.

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          Essex: The Legendary Aircraft Carriers That Transformed the US Navy

          The four Essex-class museum ships serve as a reminder of what was arguably the greatest class of aircraft carriers in U.S. Navy history.

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          The Legendary B-25 Mitchell Bomber: The First of the Flying Gunships

          During the Second World War, the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber struck back at Japan when the Allies were losing the war.

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          30 Interesting Facts About Vincent Van Gogh You Might Not Know

          Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous and revered artists of the world. Commonly known as a tortured individual, but highly respected by artists and spectators alike. Even though van Gogh was never

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          April 8, 1964: 1st test flight of Gemini spacecraft

          On April 8, 1964, NASA launched the first uncrewed test flight of the new Gemini spacecraft. This was the very first mission of Project Gemini, which would later send crews of two into orbit.

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          Alternate history: what if George III hadn't 'lost' the colonies

          Professor Andrew Roberts tells Jonny Wilkes why a British victory in the American Revolutionary War could have led to the creation of an all-powerful English-speaking empire, governed from New York

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          Today in History: Antisemitism, an American Problem | Exploring Hate | PBS

          By Pamela S. Nadell When, if ever, Americans think of antisemitism, they think of the Holocaust.  By the time students find their way to my American University course in Holocaust history, they have read The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel’s Night.

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          Catfish Row Museum to host Southern Jewish Foodways talk with Ferris, Silver - The Vicksburg Post | The Vicksburg Post

          By Jim Beaugez | Guest Contributor One of Marcie Cohen Ferris’ strongest memories of growing up Jewish in the Arkansas Delta town of Blytheville is the regular trips her mother would make to Memphis to stock up on kosher foods. She even devoted a chapte

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            The True Story Of Captain Lewis Nixon And The ‘Band Of Brothers’ He Served With During World War II

            Born in New York in 1918, U.S. Army Captain Lewis Nixon III served with the 101st Airborne Division's Easy Company during World War II.

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            Wisconsin Special Counsel Alleges Massive Misconduct in 2020 Election

            Special Counsel Michael Gableman says in a 136-page interim report that he has uncovered numerous instances of alleged ...

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            Why Russia Can't Seem to Win in Ukraine: Study the Winter War of 1939

            The Winter War, forgotten by many as an appetizer to World War II, has many similarities to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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            Why Is the Capital of Ukraine Now Called Kyiv, Not Kiev?

            ‘Kyiv’ is not a new name for the capital of Ukraine—and the Kyiv-or-Kiev discussion isn’t new, either.

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            America's 10 Tallest and Shortest Presidents

            The average height of the U.S. presidents is 5 feet 10 inches, but there have been plenty of outliers in American history.

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            George H.W. Bush’s Broccoli Ban, George Washington’s Cherry Tree Debacle, and 44 More Presidential Misconceptions

            Did George Washington really chop down a cherry tree? Did William Howard Taft really get stuck in the bathtub? Those answers and more.

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            George Washington: Indispensable Man

            George Washington was respected, admired, even revered by his countrymen, and he was the most trusted man of the age. What is more, and different, he was the most trustworthy man. The question of why this is so must be examined if we are to understand Was

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            How Eisenhower Predicted Fauci | Opinion

            If it wasn't obvious before, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that science has become thoroughly politicized.

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              The Allure of the Automat Returns to New York

              When she was a college student, Lisa Hurwitz developed a fascination for cafeterias. Through her early research, she came across the Automat, and havi...

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              Violence Descends on Los Angeles During Post-Super Bowl Rioting, Looting

              Sunday’s Super Bowl victory by the Rams triggered idiots to turn the “City of Angels” into the city of mayhem. The Los Angeles Police Department declared an unlawful assembly and large numbers of the men and women in blue responded to fireworks, looting a

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              God's Growing Garden: Learning From History #2 - NUREMBERG TRIALS 1945-1949

              "Garden to Table" way of living- teaching everything from canning, cooking, gardening & baking. The dying art of growing & preserving our own food.

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                Remembering the 21 Coptic Martyrs| National Catholic Register

                The horrific murders on a Libyan beach are seared into public memory — and the men’s faith continues to inspire.

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                  How the Science of Racism Led to the Holocaust - The war against the divine image in man

                  Can the world survive on ethics devised by human reason? Well, we tried. It’s called the 20th century.

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                  Leah's Blog Parashat Terumah 2022 - Friends of Itamar

                  Terumah    – February 2022 Infinity has a home “Make for Me a Sanctuary and I will dwell within them.” Stooping down, Eli Shookroon, an expert on the City of David and its surroundings, perceived the glimmer of a thing of our rich pas

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                  Forget Battleships: Why Didn't the US Navy Build a Fleet of Battlecruisers? - 19FortyFive

                  Of the seven battlecruisers to enter World War II, only one (HMS Renown) survived the conflict.

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                  How Did ‘The Gilded Age’ Get Its Name?

                  The time period that inspired HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ was opulent—but its golden veneer masked something less glamorous.

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                  Not Just The Mufti - the real extension of the Palestinian-Nazi collaboration | by Adin Haykin

                  When did the Palestinian Nazi connection really begin?
                  Was it limited only to the famous encounter between the Mufti and Hitler?
                  And how much did this connection affect Palestinian nationalism in the…

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                  The French & Indian War: Setting the Stage for the American Revolution

                  The French and Indian War between Britain and France was part of a proto-World War, with conflict in Europe and North America, that set the stage for the American Revolution.

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                  Wannsee Conference: The most shameful document of modern history

                  The Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942, was not about consumer trends, projected profits or shareholder value, it was about life and death. Specifically, systematic death.

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                  17 Facts about the American Revolution You Might Not Know

                  Otherwise known as the Revolutionary War, the revolution was a period of time where the residents of American colonies rose up against their colonial rulers, the British crown. Here are 17 facts about the American Revolution you might not know

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                  This Recipe Forever Changed the Way I Make Grilled Cheese

                  This grilled cheese recipe by Adriana Adarme is full of smart suggestions for crafting the best grilled cheese for you.

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                  Smokey and the church lady - Vicksburg Daily News

                  Let me tell you about Smokey. He lived near the levee in the poorest poor section of a working-class neighborhood. The houses in the nicest part of the neighborhood were […]

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                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > Men Against The Sea by Lt. Elliott P. Smyzer, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

                    The Coast Guard patrol craft Wilcox was lost off the Mid-Atlantic coast during World War II on September 30, 1943. The account of the vessel's loss is taken from the statement made by its commanding officer, Lt. Elliott Smyzer, a few hours after his rescue.

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                      "Worst ever" air rage passenger jailed for drunken rampage | Boing Boing

                      They’re calling Jasbir Singh Bharaj the “Worst ever” air rage passenger. He was given 11 months in prison for his drunken tantrum on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham, UK. The jud…

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                        Why Dec. 7 Is Nothing Like... That Other Date

                        One sleepy Sunday morning, nearly 200 Imperial Japanese dive bombers, torpedo bombers, and Zero fighters appeared as out of nowhere in the skies over Hawaii.
                        Their target: The American Pacific fleet s...

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                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > PageTitle by U.S. Service Author

                        Of all the lifesaving stations in Coast Guard history, by far the most remote station was located at Nome, Alaska, on the northern Bering Sea coastline. The Life-Saving Service station at Nome's isolation resulted in a unique history.

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                          Why March 25, the Annunciation, Was Once New Year’s Day| National Catholic Register

                          For centuries the Solemnity of the Annunciation on March 25, not Jan. 1, marked the first day of the New Year.

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                            Gin and tonic kept the British Empire healthy: The drink’s quinine powder was vital for stopping the spread of malaria

                            The gin and tonic is having a moment. From Spain—where gin and tonics are practically the national drink—to our summer shores, the venerable G-and-T is...

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                              20 years before the Holocaust, pogroms killed 100,000 Jews - then were forgotten

                              'In the Midst of Civilized Europe' by Jeffrey Veidlinger revisits the brutal violence in 1918-1921 that portended a genocide of Europe's Jews, and was soon overshadowed by it

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                              Take a trip through the magnificent department stores of old L.A.

                              Long before so many people did their shopping online, Los Angeles' department stores -- Bullock's, Robinson's, May Company, Hamburger's and more -- were the place to be.

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                              Why No Battleships From Pearl Harbor Remain Today

                              A truly sad historical fact: not a single battleship that was in Pearl harbor during the Japanese attack is intact.

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                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

                              National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens (2,390 troops) of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

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                                Pearl Harbor: A Day That Lives in Infamy

                                On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack shocked the nation and brought it into a world…

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                                Whose Land Did Native Americans Steal Before Europeans Stole It From Them?

                                We all know that history is not the left's favorite subject. Many times, it's just too inconvenient to their political narratives

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                                  America's first socialist republic

                                  Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College and is one of the country’s most distinguished scholars of history and politics. In view of his study of Republics Ancient and Modern, Professor R

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                                  No, Thanksgiving Isn’t About ‘Genocide And Violence’

                                  The Pilgrims didn’t bring ‘genocide’ to America. They barely brought themselves, with half of their company dying that first winter, in 1620-21.

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                                  Jeane Kirkpatrick and the Power of Her Ideas - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                                  November 19th marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of Jeane Kirkpatrick in Duncan, Oklahoma. She was born Jeane Jordan into...

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                                  When Was the Victorian Era, and What Happened During It?

                                  The Victorian era brought changes that reached far beyond England’s borders. In fact, England’s borders also reached far beyond what we now know as England’s borders.

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                                  “Zuckerbucks” and the 2020 Election

                                  Zuckerberg’s help to Democrats is well known when it comes to censoring their political opponents in the name of preventing “misinformation.” Less well known is the fact that he directly funded liberal groups running partisan get-out-the-vote operat

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                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Americans Answer Call To Arms During World War I by David Vergun, DOD News

                                  World War I, which lasted from July 28, 1914 to Nov. 11, 1918, at one time was known as the Great War or "the war to end all wars", because not many could have imagined an even bloodier global conflict ... World War II ... would occur just two decades later.

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                                    Smashed Red Potatoes - Kevin Is Cooking

                                    Smashed red potatoes are crispy and crunchy outside and fluffy inside. Make this simple red potato side dish to serve with dinner tonight!

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                                    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bagpipes

                                    Perhaps, like me, you have been fascinated, even thrilled, when a bagpiper showed up in a kilt at ...

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                                    That September Day

                                    That September Day poem and its video underscore the sincere range of emotions including the deep sadness, anger, and shock that has remained with many for all the loved ones lost ... along with the gratitude and pride for the troops, first responders and others involved in the battle against terrorism ... with lasting honorable remembrance of those lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the brave ones who made the ultimate sacrifice in the ongoing conflict against terrorism.

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                                      Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake (Recipe + Video) - Sally's Baking Addiction

                                      Learn how to make a giant cinnamon roll cake using an easy homemade cinnamon roll dough and swirling it into one large cake. Top with vanilla icing!

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                                      55 Iconic American History Photos And The Stories Behind Them

                                      From the Civil War to the Great Depression to the Space Race, these famous photos show American history as it really happened.

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                                      The Historical Falsification of Columbus’ ‘Crimes’ | The American Spectator

                                      The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then...

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                                      The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips

                                      I am a freak for the American road trip. And I'm not alone, as some of this country's best writers have taken a shot at describing that quintessentially...

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                                        FDR's secret plea to Hitler

                                        President Franklin D. Roosevelt's secret plea to Adolf Hitler in the summer of 1936, found in newly-uncovered documents. Op-ed.

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                                        'Less Than Human': The Psychology Of Cruelty

                                        In Less Than Human, David Livingstone Smith explains how dehumanizing people makes us capable of atrocious acts.

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                                          Puff Pastry Apple Slab Pie

                                          Puff Pastry Apple Slab Pie is the stuff dreams are made of. Easier than just about any other apple pie there is! Perfect for apple season!

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                                          The Disaster at Our Southern Border

                                          We are hearing more and more subsequently about root causes—especially from Vice President Harris, who President Biden charged with developing a “Root Causes Strategy.” But what we are hearing is bunk. The fact is that when the U.S. opens its border

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                                          Are We in A Revolution and Don't Even Know It?: We are in the midst of a revolutionary epoch and probably most don't even know it. | Victor Davis Hanson

                                          In such revolutionary times, no one knows any more what is and is not a crime. Illegally storming the border when positive for COVID-19?

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                                            How Colorado Parents Created A 'No Politics' Public School For Their Kids

                                            Their local school board denied these parents' application to open a classical school in their mountain town. These parents would not take no for an answer.

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                                            Media ignore racial attack on Larry Elder because he’s a black Republican

                                            Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN Web site and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on The New York Times site either.

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                                              This Day in History: Democrats Murder 4 Former Slaves and 5 Republicans at Clinton, MS Picnic - Then Go on to Slaughter

                                              146 years ago today, Democrats attacked a Republican barbecue in Clinton, Mississippi murdering 4 former slaves and 5 white Republicans. Democrats then in the following days slaughtered another 50-100 African-Americans. For some reason, you don’t hear muc