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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Churchill’ Adapted and Performed by Ronald Keaton

Ronald Keaton in 'Churchill,' photo by Jason Epperson

The noted Chicago actor evokes the great leader with a Churchillian display of sheer thespian bravado. Read More »

Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Giveaway: ‘Owsley and Me: My LSD Family’ Memoir by Rhoney Gissen Stanley

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Stanley's memoir chronicles her life working in the Acid King's lab, and as the third angle in a love triangle, and later under the care of the Grateful Dead. Read More »

Vietnam Asks Korea to Cancel Vietnam War Celebrations

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If South Korea chooses to go through with a 50th anniversary commemorative event, the repercussions could be serious – both economically and politically – because of bad blood between Korea and Vietnam over the Vietnam War. Read More »

Oregon’s Ballot Measure 86: Shock Doctrine Comes as Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Measure 86 is proposing that the government of Oregon change its constitution to allow the state to go into debt to banks. Read More »

Columbus Day – Talking to Kids About the Explorer

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We can see Columbus as either a daring explorer who set out like a 15th century Captain Kirk to go “where no man had gone before,” or we can see him as an inept navigator who grossly underestimated the size of the earth and the distance across the ocean. Read More »

DVD Review: The War Zone – Centennial Anniversary Series: The First World War

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The War Zone: Centennial Anniversary Series - The First World War: The War To End All Wars presents an Anglo-centric view of World War I. Read More »

Road to Nuclear Test Ban Started Today

President Dwight Eisenhower called for nuclear test ban treaty negotiations on August 22nd, 1958.

On this day in history the long and still unfinished journey to a nuclear test ban treaty got its start. Read More »

The Funeral

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"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

The Border Fence: Walls Torn Down and a Sense of Infinity

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In spite of there being 20,000 U.S. border guards, the most at any time in U.S. history, the number of crossings remains unchanged. Read More »

On 70th Anniversary of D-Day – Remembering One Man’s Story

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The truth is old soldiers do die, but they don’t ever fade away. Read More »