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  • An Interview with Cheikh Malek el-Khazen

    07/29/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 1 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 28 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Cheikh Malek el-Khazen is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. He is also the founder of the Khazen Foundation and Khazen.org. He was kind enough to grant me an interview. Could you tell us a little bit about your family's history?The Khazen can trace back their lineage to the 9th century, when they were mainly located in the Levant. They started acquiring lands from the Muslim Shi'a Tribes in Mount Lebanon during the 1400s and mainly focused their exodus in the Keserwan district. This caused the Shi'a to leave Keserwan and migrate to the South of...
  • U.S. TROOPS JOIN IN OUTSKIRTS OF COUTANCES; RUSSIANS TAKE BREST-LITOVSK AND PRZEMYSL (7/29/44)

    07/29/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/29/44 | E.C. Daniel, W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson, George Axelsson, Sidney Shalett, George Horne, more
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  • “The Canterville Ghost,” “Shadows in the Night” (Movie Reviews-7/29/44)

    07/29/2014 4:22:11 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/29/44 | Bosley Crowther, P.P.K
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  • Unbelievable And Disturbing -- Obama Thanks Muslims For “Building The Very Fabric Of Our Nation”…

    07/28/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 125 replies
    Reg flag news ^ | 7/27/14 | Via White House
    Via White House website: As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease. In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions...
  • DEEP AMERICAN THRUST IS NEARING COUTANCES, THREATENS SEVEN NAZI DIVISIONS IN NORMANDY (7/28/44)

    07/28/2014 4:29:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/28/44 | E.C. Daniel, Frederick Graham, Harold Denny, Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, George Horne, more
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  • U.S. TANKS SMASH GERMAN LINE IN NORMANDY; GAIN AS MUCH AS 5 MILES ON 25-MILE FRONT (7/27/44)

    07/27/2014 4:41:23 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/27/44 | E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Hanson W. Baldwin, W.H. Lawrence, John MacCormac, George Horne, more
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  • “Step Lively,” “Two Soldiers” (Movie Reviews-7/27/44)

    07/27/2014 4:35:35 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/27/44 | Bosley Crowther, P.P.K.
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  • 10 Shadowy Biblical Characters No One Can Explain

    07/26/2014 7:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Listverse ^ | July 24, 2014 | Brent Sanders
    The canonical Bible is filled with mysterious characters, many of whom drop in for a cameo, do their thing, and then slide out, never to be heard from again. Some are merely extras, but some have a contextual presence that begs further examination. And some are, well, just weird. 10 MelchizedekProbably the single most mysterious figure in the Bible, Melchizedek was a priest-king of Salem (later known as Jerusalem) in the time of Abram (Abraham), suggesting a religious organization, complete with ritual and hierarchy, that predated the Jewish nation and their priestly lineage from the tribe of Levi. He is...
  • AIR BLOWS OPEN U.S. DRIVE IN NORMANDY; RUSSIANS RING LWOW, SWEEP TO VISTULA (7/26/44)

    07/26/2014 5:24:47 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 19 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/26/44 | E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Frederick Graham, Daniel T. Brigham, Raymond Daniell, George Horne, more
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  • RUSSIANS SPLIT ENEMY IN POLAND; SAY NAZIS LOST 539,890 IN MONTH (7/25/44)

    07/25/2014 4:50:18 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 39 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/25/44 | W.H. Lawrence, E.C. Daniel, Daniel T. Brigham, Sidney Gruson, George Horne, Percy Finch
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  • RUSSIANS RACE 32 MILES, FOE’S LINE SAGS; CHURCHILL FINDS GERMANY IS ‘CRUMBLING’ (7/24/44)

    07/24/2014 5:13:59 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 30 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/24/44 | Raymond Daniell, Harold Denny, Drew Middleton, George F. Horne, Charles P. Arnot, Tillman Durdin
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  • Germany puts 700,000 WWI docs online

    07/23/2014 3:36:07 PM PDT · by fso301 · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 07/23/2014 | Staff Writers
    More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive's website. The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free. The archive will also help people compiling family histories, say curators, since it has extensive information about locations where individual soldiers served. It also contains letters written to and by combatants in the war, which began on July 28, 1914, and...
  • HITLER APPEALS TO ARMY TO STAY LOYAL; AMERICANS ON GUAM ‘AHEAD OF SCHEDULE’ (7/23/44)

    07/23/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/23/44 | Drew Middleton, George F. Horne, Al Dopking, Hanson W. Baldwin, Arthur Krock, George Axelsson, more
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  • NAZIS BLOCK PLOT TO SEIZE GOVERNMENT; AMERICANS LAND ON GUAM, PUSH INLAND (7/22/44)

    07/22/2014 5:19:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 25 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/22/44 | Raymond Daniell, Drew Middleton, James MacDonald, W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson, George F. Horne
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  • What America Needs Now

    07/22/2014 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Forty-five years ago, there was a day like few others that rallied Americans and changed America forever. Yet I could find but one or two news stories about that momentous occasion and triumph. Do you remember what it was? It's the type of event that America needs now, maybe more than ever before. If you're old enough, you remember July 20, 1969, when 123 million of roughly 200 million Americans were riveted to their televisions, watching astronaut Neil Armstrong 240,000 miles from Earth. As he stepped off the Eagle -- the lunar landing module -- to become the first human...
  • ROOSEVELT NOMINATED FOR FOURTH TERM; HITLER ESCAPES BOMB, PURGES GENERALS (7/21/44)

    07/21/2014 4:22:26 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 33 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/21/44 | Turner Catledge, Joseph Shaplen, Raymond Daniell, Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson
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  • NBC: Democratic National Convention, Day 2 (7/20/44)

    07/20/2014 12:30:08 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    archive.org ^ | 7/20/44
    From Chicago Stadium (links to audio in reply below).
  • BRITISH TANKS DRIVE 7 MILES BEYOND CAEN; RUSSIANS CROSS THE BUG, CLOSE ON LWOW (7/20/44)

    07/20/2014 5:08:38 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 21 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/20/44 | Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, Herbert L. Matthews, David Anderson, George Axelsson
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  • Iraqi Patriarch: For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians

    07/19/2014 7:21:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 7/19/2014
    The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Iraqi Kurdistan. The exodus was caused by the proclamation on Thursday by the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate that Christians must pay a special tax or be killed. Islamists have for the past two days been marking the doors of homes belonging to Christians and Shia Muslims living in the city. “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” said Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako in an interview with the AFP news agency. The Patriarch said as late as last...
  • BRITISH RIP LINES EAST OF CAEN; AMERICANS WIN ST. LO JUNCTION (7/19/44)

    07/19/2014 5:01:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/19/44 | Drew Middleton, James MacDonald, Hanson W. Baldwin, W.H. Lawrence, E.C. Daniel, Herbert L. Matthews
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  • Mutual Broadcasting System: Frank Singiser and the News (7/18/44)

    07/18/2014 2:10:59 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    archive.org ^ | 7/18/44
    Frank Singiser MBS News, with Frank Singiser
  • U.S. TROOPS HACK WAY INTO ST. LO; BRITISH DEEPEN PUSH BELOW CAEN (7/18/44)

    07/18/2014 4:12:42 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/18/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, W.H. Lawrence, Herbert L. Matthews, George F. Horne
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  • RED ARMY SMASHES INTO GRODNO, LAST FORT BEFORE EAST PRUSSIA (7/17/44)

    07/17/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 21 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/17/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, Herbert L. Matthews, Richard J.H. Johnston
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  • RUSSIANS FLANK GRODNO, KAUNAS; BERLIN REPORTS DRIVE ON LWOW; AMERICANS IN LESSAY OUTSKIRTS (7/16/44)

    07/16/2014 5:23:20 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/16/44 | Drew Middleton, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • AMERICAN LINE SURGES FORWARD IN NORMANDY FROM SEA TO ST. LO (7/15/44)

    07/15/2014 4:36:41 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/15/44 | Drew Middleton, Frederick Graham, George Axelsson, W.H. Lawrence, Herbert L. Matthews
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  • AMERICANS IN ARC AROUND ST. LO; VILNA FALLS AFTER 5-DAY BATTLE (7/14/44)

    07/14/2014 4:23:31 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 28 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/14/44 | Drew Middleton, Hanson W. Baldwin, W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson, Richard J.H. Johnston, more
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  • The Real Great Depression?

    07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT · by statestreet · 4 replies
    The University Bookman ^ | July 13, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    Amity Shlaes does not believe in playing it safe. In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding America’s Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal did—or did not—dealt with it. In 2013, she departed the beaten path still more provocatively, resuscitating the reputation of the much-maligned Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge defied all odds and joined The Forgotten Man in achieving best-seller status. Having placed such high-stakes bets and won, she doubled back—and doubled-down—to collaborate on a “graphic” version of The...
  • AMERICANS 1 ˝ MILES FROM ST. LO, PUSH THEIR WHOLE LINE FORWARD (7/13/44)

    07/13/2014 4:39:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/13/44 | Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, David Anderson, Herbert L. Matthews, Lindesay Parrott, more
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  • Archaeology as a vital US strategic interest

    07/12/2014 7:04:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Sturt W. Manning
    The year 1776 saw both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and publication of Gibbon’s "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."Today the United States stands on the top of the podium of world powers: however, does a Roman fate await? A visit to the dramatic Pueblo ruins in the American southwest, former home to a complex civilization that abandoned its settlements in the 12th-13th centuries A.D., warns us that circumstances can change, and dramatically. Archeology offers an education in patterns, possibilities and challenges that the U.S. should value and exploit for its future. For the U.S.,...
  • ROOSEVELT AGREES TO RUN FOR A FOURTH TERM, HE IS SILENT ON WALLACE FOR VICE PRESIDENCY (7/12/44)

    07/12/2014 5:11:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/12/44 | Charles Hurd, Arthur Krock, E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Frederick Graham, David Anderson, more
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  • BALTIC DRIVE ADVANCES 35 MILES; BRITISH PUSH SOUTHWEST OF CAEN (7/11/44)

    07/11/2014 4:11:06 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/11/44 | John Stuart, E.C. Daniel
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  • BRITISH CAPTURE CAEN, AMERICANS WIN LA HAYE; U.S. TROOPS COMPLETE THE CONQUEST OF SAIPAN (7/10/44)

    07/10/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/10/44 | E.C. Daniel, James MacDonald, Harold Denny, Raymond Daniell, George F. Horne, Brooks Atkinson, more
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  • BRITISH CLOSE ON CAEN IN ALL-OUT ATTACK; AMERICANS TAKE ST. JEAN-DE DAYE, PUSH ON (7/9/44)

    07/09/2014 5:08:42 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 26 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/9/44 | Drew Middleton, David Anderson, Richard J.H. Johnston, George F. Horne, Brooks Atkinson, more
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  • ‘SUPERFORTS’ BOMB JAPANESE NAVAL BASE; ENEMY FAILS IN EFFORT TO ESCAPE SAIPAN (7/8/44)

    07/08/2014 4:35:24 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/8/44 | Sidney Shalett, George F. Horne, Rembert James, Drew Middleton, David Anderson, Raymond Daniell
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  • How Healthcare.Gov Imploded

    07/07/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 6, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    The Obama Administration continues to prioritize political success over people as evidenced in the rollout of the public face of Obamacare: Healthcare.gov. As of the end of February 2014, the Administration had spent $834 million developing a healthcare website that was flawed from the outset and allowed only a few million people to enroll for healthcare coverage, according to a new report by the minority staff of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Five days before Healthcare.gov opened last year, President Obama addressed Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, promising that Obamacare would help the economy,...
  • Yesterday, Today and ?

    07/07/2014 12:32:36 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 5, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Finding academics and intellectuals who are critical of the current White House has almost amounted to trying to find a needle in a haystack. Yet, for those who have been looking for such a mythical figure, the search can stop (or at least come to a temporary break). Victor Davis Hanson, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, despite receiving his graduate training in classics, has become an unparalleled authority on a number of topics ranging from “ancient Greek, agrarian and military history to foreign affairs, domestic politics, and contemporary culture.” In a recent discussion with Ginni Thomas of the...
  • LONDON IS FLYING BOMB TARGET, 2,752 KILLED, CHURCHILL REVEALS (7/7/44)

    07/07/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 25 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/7/44 | Raymond Daniell, Richard J.H. Johnston, Drew Middleton, George F. Horne, Herbert L. Matthews, more
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  • The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776

    07/06/2014 8:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    kottke.org ^ | August 13, 2013
    For the Journal of the American Revolution, Todd Andrlik compiled a list of the ages of the key participants in the Revolutionary War as of July 4, 1776. Many of them were surprisingly young: Marquis de Lafayette, 18 James Monroe, 18 Gilbert Stuart, 20 Aaron Burr, 20 Alexander Hamilton, 21 Betsy Ross, 24 James Madison, 25 This is kind of blowing my mind...because of the compression of history, I'd always assumed all these people were around the same age. But in thinking about it, all startups need young people...Hamilton, Lafayette, and Burr were perhaps the Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg of...
  • The History of America In 12 Movies

    07/06/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    Here in Boone, NC, the most perfect and beautiful spot in all of America (and therefore the universe), the sky is blue and the air is cool and dry. For that reason, a movie festival is probably not on my agenda this holiday weekend. But for those of you stuck inside, what better way is there to celebrate the 4th of July than with a movie binge that takes you through the history of this great country of ours. My list is not perfect. Lists never are. It's a starting point. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
  • NAZIS QUIT KOVEL, POLISH BASTION; AMERICANS GO THROUGH LA HAYE (7/6/44)

    07/06/2014 4:58:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 38 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/6/44 | E.C. Daniel, Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, Merrill Mueller, James MacDonald, Raymond Daniell, more
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  • What If America Had Lost the Revolutionary War? A Fourth of July thought experiment

    07/05/2014 6:23:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 4, 2014 | Uri Friedman, senior associate editor
    The Fourth of July—a time we Americans set aside to celebrate our independence and mark the war we waged to achieve it, along with the battles that followed. There was the War of 1812, the War of 1833, the First Ohio-Virginia War, the Three States' War, the First Black Insurrection, the Great War, the Second Black Insurrection, the Atlantic War, the Florida Intervention. Confused? These are actually conflicts invented for the novel The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove, a prolific (and sometimes-pseudonymous) author of alternate histories with a Ph.D. in Byzantine history. The book is set in the...
  • Affirmative Action: Perpetuate or Phase Out?

    07/05/2014 2:24:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 5, 2014 | Howard Kainz
    One of the most important “precepts” of the natural law, enunciated by Aquinas, Suarez, Grotius, and other theorists, is the duty to work for, and contribute to, harmonious and just social and political conditions, according to one’s abilities and state in life. The principle now known as “affirmative action” is obviously in line with this precept, insofar as it is geared to addressing some glaring inequalities in education, housing, employment, college admissions, status and promotions in the workplace, wages and salaries, etc. This principle or “movement” has been particularly utilized in America to alleviate situations where there had been systematic...
  • ALLIES SMASH ON IN 2 NORMANDY SECTORS; AMERICANS WIN SAIPAN CAPITAL, RAID ISLES (7/5/44)

    07/05/2014 5:45:17 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/5/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, James MacDonald, Raymond Daniell, David Anderson, George F. Horne
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  • Reforming Immigration Reform

    07/05/2014 4:53:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Rich Tucker
    Gentlemen,” Herbert Hoover told visiting dignitaries in June of 1930, “you have come six weeks too late.” The Depression, he declared, was over. Sadly, for him and for the country, he wasn’t correct. Still, sometimes you do arrive too late and miss all the action. Take the group of immigration reform activists who crashed Rep. Eric Cantor’s “victory” party in June. “What do we want? Immigration reform! When do we want it? Now!” they chanted. Two problems: Cantor had, like Elvis, already left the building. And because of the primary results, the former House Majority Leader will be leaving Congress...
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the American Founding

    07/04/2014 2:57:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 4, 2014 | Bradley J. Birzer
    On this Fourth of July, 238 years after Congress declared independence from the British Empire through the Declaration of Independence, it’s well worth reminding ourselves of a number of things about the Founding era. In 1776, numerous individuals, families, committees, congregations, localities, and states had already proclaimed their independence, and almost no remaining imperial structure could continue to operate with any legitimacy in what would very soon become 13 states.  By the very beginning of July of 1776, it became clear that members of Congress would have to catch up quickly to the more activist localities if they hoped to...
  • The Forgotten Flag of the American Revolution and What It Means

    07/04/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 7/4/2014 | Daniel Hannan
    We all know the story of American independence, don’t we? A rugged frontier people became increasingly tired of being ruled by a distant elite. A group calling themselves Patriots were especially unhappy about being taxed by a parliament in which they were unrepresented. When, in 1775, British Redcoats tried to repress them, a famous Patriot called Paul Revere rode through the night across eastern Massachusetts, crying “The British are coming!” The shots that were fired the next day began a war for independence which culminated the following year in the statehouse in Philadelphia, when George Washington and others, meeting under...
  • RUSSIANS CAPTURE MINSK ON 11TH DAY OF PUSH; AMERICANS OPEN NEW OFFENSIVE IN NORMANDY (7/4/44)

    07/04/2014 5:01:48 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/4/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Richard Johnston, Russell Porter, John H. Crider
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  • Nebraska is first to digitize homestead records

    07/04/2014 2:46:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Journal Star ^ | July 3, 2014
    Daniel Freeman's Homestead certificate dated May 20, 1862. It's a task that would give even the most dedicated librarian gray hair: digitizing 30 million homesteading documents from 30 states.Where to start?How about Nebraska? Where 45 percent of all land was given to homesteaders -- the largest percentage of land distributed by any of the 30 states under the Homestead Act of 1862.A consortium including the Center for Great Plains Studies, Homestead National Monument of America, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, National Archives and Records Administration, plus several private family history companies, began the daunting task five years ago.On...
  • ‘America’ offers few, if any, facts (I don't think he liked the movie)

    07/03/2014 4:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Jacksonville Daily News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Roger Moore, film critic
    It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D’Souza’s rambling, mistitled “America: Imagine the World Without Her” to get to its real point. “America” sets itself up as a piece of documentary counter-history. Where would the world be if America wasn’t here? But D’Souza abandons that as he posits his main thesis – that a conspiracy by academics and activists has created a culture of “shame” about American history. He lists five “indictments” that Native American activists, Mexican-American academics, African-American leaders, leftist historians and the Occupy Movement have sold the American public – that we stole Indian land, Mexican land, African slaves,...
  • ALL RAIL LINES TO MINSK NOW CUT; BRITISH SAP NAZI POWER AT CAEN (7/3/44)

    07/03/2014 5:30:43 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 29 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/3/44 | Drew Middleton, John MacCormac, Daniel T. Brigham, George F. Horne, Capt. John N. Popham, more
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