Articles by: Carl Cannon

Royal Romance

Royal Romance

on December 11, 2017, 9:01 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, December 11, 2017. Eighty-one years ago today, a thin and handsome man known to his beloved as “David,” but to the British people as Edward VIII, became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. He did so for love, which seems quaint today. As Tina Turner might say, what’s love got to do with […]

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12-7-41

on December 7, 2017, 7:56 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, December 7, 2017. Whatever is happening today in our nation’s fractious capital, or in violent hotspots around the world, today’s date is a reminder that this country has experienced truly dark and frightening days and that we saw our way through even if it took a long time. For Americans living on this date 76 years […]

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News from Real Clear Politics December 6th, 2017

on December 6, 2017, 8:53 AM / in National News

Conyers’ Resignation Puts Pressure on Others. Caitlin Huey-Burns has the story. Uncertainty Abounds as Shutdown Deadline Nears. With funding for the government set to run out in just three days, James Arkin takes the measure of both parties’ priorities and intentions. Revamping the Rust Belt: Software Comes to the Fore. The challenges of reinvigorating tapped out local economies was the […]

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Teddy Roosevelt 2.0

Teddy Roosevelt 2.0

on December 6, 2017, 8:51 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, December 6, 2017. On this date in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt was uncharacteristically idle. He’d returned in late summer to the United States after a year on safari in Africa and touring the capitals of Europe, then embarked on an American speaking tour, and now was home at Sagamore Hill contemplating the next phase of his life. […]

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The News from Real Clear Politics

The News from Real Clear Politics

on October 26, 2017, 8:21 AM / in National News

The Takeaway: Shake-up in the Va. Governor’s Race. Tom Bevan’s weekly highlights from recent polling data can be found here. Flake Retirement Helps the GOP in Ariz. Senate Race. Sean Trende has this analysis. The Missing Element in National Military Power. In RealClearDefense, William Adler writes that the U.S. military must transform itself into an agile information age model that […]

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a Real Fighter

a Real Fighter

on October 26, 2017, 8:15 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, October 26, 2017. If you live on the East Coast and went to bed at a reasonable hour last night, you missed one hell of a World Series Game 2. If you stayed up late, as I did, you’re probably dragging a bit this morning, so I’ll keep today’s missive relatively short. On this date in […]

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