Posts Tagged: American history

Macho Man Not Mucho Macho

The myth Trump wants to perpetuate – the warrior leader as a physical specimen of manly strength was deflated pretty quickly Monday night, as quickly as his lungs deflated causing him to gasp for breath. He wanted to emerge from

Macho Man Not Mucho Macho

The myth Trump wants to perpetuate – the warrior leader as a physical specimen of manly strength was deflated pretty quickly Monday night, as quickly as his lungs deflated causing him to gasp for breath. He wanted to emerge from

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to