Posts Tagged: history

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

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

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles

Life Magazine Kent State

Kent State Shots Are Fired

Shots fired. In the spring of 1970, nearly 50 years before the tragic school shootings at  Parkland, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and now Highlands Ranch, the country had been shaken to its core by the senseless shootings  that took place

Life Magazine Kent State

Kent State Shots Are Fired

Shots fired. In the spring of 1970, nearly 50 years before the tragic school shootings at  Parkland, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and now Highlands Ranch, the country had been shaken to its core by the senseless shootings  that took place

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.

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly