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Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

World Trade Center 1971

The World Trade Center Remembered

Once again September 11 is a day of tragedy. As our thoughts and hearts go out to all affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma and Harvey let us pause to remember the victims of 9/11 on this 16th anniversary.

World Trade Center 1971

The World Trade Center Remembered

Once again September 11 is a day of tragedy. As our thoughts and hearts go out to all affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma and Harvey let us pause to remember the victims of 9/11 on this 16th anniversary.

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

Fire and Fury and The Rain of Ruin

  Donald Trump’s thunderous threat to North Korea warning of  the “Fire and fury like the world has never seen” is uncomfortably familiar. This uncanny echo has been heard before and no, not from Kim Jong-un and his blustering Korean

Fire and Fury and The Rain of Ruin

  Donald Trump’s thunderous threat to North Korea warning of  the “Fire and fury like the world has never seen” is uncomfortably familiar. This uncanny echo has been heard before and no, not from Kim Jong-un and his blustering Korean

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Immigration- RAISE Act or Race Act…You Decide

Only In TrumpLand  does Lady Liberty lament : “Give me your xenophobes, your angry, your middle masses yearning to be free of those damn foreigners….” Donald Trump has been busy recently taking up the case of oppressed white people  first

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Immigration- RAISE Act or Race Act…You Decide

Only In TrumpLand  does Lady Liberty lament : “Give me your xenophobes, your angry, your middle masses yearning to be free of those damn foreigners….” Donald Trump has been busy recently taking up the case of oppressed white people  first