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Does My Vote Really Matter?

Voter participation often suffers because of the generally accepted belief that “one vote really can’t make a difference.” 1645: 1 VOTE gave control of England to Oliver Cromwell 1649: 1 VOTE approved the beheading of Kings Charles I 1800: 1 … Continue reading

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Kirk Gibson and Dennis Eckersley revisit classic World Series moment for a good cause By Bill Shaikin

The donors had been thanked. The dinner had been served. The program was about to start, but not before the assembled ladies and gentlemen were asked to watch a 12-minute video. The man with the free-flowing hair and the salt-and-pepper … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus–Good Guy Or Bad Guy? By Gary Randall

Today is Columbus Day. It’s a different kind of national holiday—it doesn’t commemorate a president or a great American statesman. Columbus found North America while looking for something else. For the first century or two of our country, Columbus was … Continue reading

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Review of A Higher Call

  In Adam Makos’s A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, the author relays the tale of two pilots destined to meet from opposite sides of the war. … Continue reading

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Review of A Test of Wills

  In Charles Todd’s A Test of Wills, Inspector Ian Rutledge, still haunted by memories of World War 1, returns to Scotland Yard to solve the murder of a fellow military man. The more Rutledge investigates, the more questions he … Continue reading

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Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018

The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume … Continue reading

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