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As Martin Luther King Jr. noted, “I think the tragedy is that we have a Congress with a Senate that has a minority of misguided senators who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of … more
Will those who follow as I exit stage left face increasing hardships and decreasing lifespans as the years march on and Nature becomes more and more disfigured? It appears that humankind is … more
Six years ago I scored a 1932 PTHS yearbook on eBay. It was a cheap product that couldn’t begin to match even the annuals of the early 1900s for quality. The resultant blog article also was … more
The Medal of Honor is the oldest continuously issued combat decoration of the U.S. Armed Forces, the highest and most prestigious military award recognizing those who have distinguished themselves by … more
EARLY CLAY STREET (Uptown, looking west). Actually, it probably was a bit like 35 years or so before my own arrival in Port Townsend that this upper-photo postcard was purchased on a downtown … more
Photos: Able Seaman Tom Camfield (left above) and shipmate “Fish” Finnell, destroyer USS John A Bole, DD 755 Ketchikan, Alaska, July 1947; Pvt. Tom Camfield (right, above) and fellow … more
“FORCES ON THE RIGHT have spent decades maneuvering to install a reliable anti-abortion majority. Now they have one, and it is paying off for them.” When the Supreme Court declined Sept. … more
Some 637,531 voices in the U.S. (as of Monday) can’t be reached for comment on the subject. They’re dead. At least that many individuals have died from COVID-related illness in this … more
He is one of the world’s leading economists, but perhaps Paul Krugman (now 68) is best known in modern times as an op-ed syndicated columnist for the New York Times, writing on all manner of … more
There are about 100 synonyms from which to choose on line, but “Moron“ is pretty generally defined as “a very stupid person.” “Make no mistake” tweeted Kevin … more
As I mentioned the other day, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Minority Leader of the U.S. House, had experienced an initial spasm of patriotism and honesty in early January when he admitted that the … more
Meanwhile, coloring just a little more inside the lines we still have the Republicans trying to run things with a minority vote. It was reported July 21 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had rejected … more
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