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Review of The Jersey Brothers

    In her stunning memoir, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home, Sally Mott Freeman tells the story of three brothers and their courageous service for the United States in the … Continue reading

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Review of Four Princes

  In his book, Four Princes, Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, and Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe, John Julius Norwich gives an enlightening overview of the main power brokers who shaped the sixteenth century … Continue reading

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Tiny First Temple find could be first proof of aide to biblical King Josiah By Amanda Borschel-Dan

The ‘Natan-Melech/Eved Hamelech’ bulla found in the City of David. (Eliyahu Yanai, City of David) The ‘Ikkar Ben Matanyahu’ seal found in the City of David. (Eliyahu Yanai, City of David) Givati Parking Lot Excavations in the City of David. … Continue reading

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Socialism’s Bloody History Shows Millennials Should Think Twice Before Supporting It By Stella Morabito

Nikolai Bukharin was executed by shooting in Moscow on March 15, 1938. He had been revered as a giant of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, as one who even worked side by side with Vladimir Lenin himself. Alas, Bukharin’s Marxist chickens had … Continue reading

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Review of Hero of An Empire

             In Candace Millard’s Hero of an Empire, Winston Churchill is on the rebound after his first election loss. Looking for a distraction and to make a name for himself, Churchill is hired by a prominent London newspaper to … Continue reading

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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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