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Thanksgiving in the Time of a Plague and Murfin Verse

It will be a Thanksgiving like no other.   Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house is off the table for many of due to soaring Coronavirus infection rates, deaths, expanded mitigat

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The Greenbacks Flourished and Faded But Their Platform Finally Triumphed

The Greenback Party logo was rather charming. On November 25, 1874 a new political party was born at a convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana.  They called themselves the Independent Party.  In some

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Long Before Colbert or Trevor Noah Was That Was the Week That Was

David Frost, in front, and the cast of the BBCs ground-breaking weekly satire That Was the Week that Was. Long ago before there was a John Stewart or Stephen Colbert show, even before there was a Smot

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Obama Pardoned Turkeys and Republicans Hated It*

Pardoning a turkey for Thaksgiving in 2019.  Trump plans to emerge from his bunker this week to do it again.  Be sure that he will make the tradition about him and not the Tom.   Note —On Tuesday Dona

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The Maiden Flight of the China Clipper and the Romance of the Air

  She was without doubt the most famous—and romantic—single commercial aircraft ever to take wing, an icon of a shrinking world, and an honest-to-god movie star in her own right.   It all began on Nov

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