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The Army’s architect, killed by his own design

The Army’s architect, killed by his own design

on May 11, 2020, 7:37 AM / in History, People

From Beyond The Band of Brothers Lesley James McNair (1883-1944) was an often and unfairly overlooked general of the U.S. Army. This is probably because he never led forces into battle and had no heroics to his name. He was, however, a fundamental force in preparing America for World War II and is known as the “unsung architect of the […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  The Virginia Company-England’s First Permanent American Colony

American Minute with Bill Federer The Virginia Company-England’s First Permanent American Colony

on May 11, 2020, 6:09 AM / in History

W hen Muslim Turks conquered the land trade routes from Europe to Asia, Europeans explored sea routes. These attempts were initially financed by kings and wealthy private individuals, and later through the new invention of “companies.” “Companies” have a significant history. During the Middle Ages, there were tradesmen, partnerships, merchant guilds, craft guilds,and religious guilds , but these did not have large amounts of capital […]

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The day the Supreme Court killed Hollywood’s studio system

The day the Supreme Court killed Hollywood’s studio system

on May 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

By NCC Staff This weekend marked the anniversary of an important Supreme Court case that ended the Hollywood studio system and helped fuel the young television industry. Hollywood’s greatest drama took place over two decades in a fight that featured movie barons, President Franklin Roosevelt, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, and the United States Supreme Court. In the end, the court […]

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May 11th in History

May 11th in History

on May 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 11 is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abgar V of Edessa (Eastern Orthodox Church) Anthimus of Rome Anthony de Sant’Ana Galvão Cyril and Methodius (Eastern Orthodox Church; commemoration, Anglican Communion) Francis of Girolama Gangulphus of […]

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Gun Control in Nazi Germany

Gun Control in Nazi Germany

on May 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

By Audrey D. Kline / Mises.org Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State” by Stephen P. Halbrook, Independent Institute, 2014, 364 pp. There is no shortage of theories or writings related to the rise of the Third Reich and the subsequent Holocaust. Stephen Halbrook’s 2013 book, Gun Control in the Third Reich offers a compelling and important […]

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Railing Against Injustice

on May 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, May 11, 2018. On this date in 138 years ago, an angry group of American farmers protesting inequity and injustice gathered at the California railroad village of Hanford in the Central Valley. You could say the men were part of “the Resistance” (and, interestingly, that they were protesting an obscene presence in their lives that would […]

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J. Edgar’s ‘Bipolar Legacy’

J. Edgar’s ‘Bipolar Legacy’

on May 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

The United States is without an FBI director this morning, while White House officials presumably search for a replacement. In a sign of the hyper-partisan era we live in, Democrats who had previously demanded James Comey’s firing are now in high dungeon that Donald Trump actually did it. Then again, it’s not exactly a normal occurrence for an FBI director […]

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May 10th in History

May 10th in History

on May 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 10 is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Alphius, Philadelphus and Cyrinus Aurelian of Limoges Calepodius Catald Comgall Damien of Molokai Gordianus and Epimachus John of Ávila Solange May 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Children’s Day (Maldives) […]

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Statements of Interest

on May 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Thanks to Bobbie Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad….  Matthew 5:10-12a “All who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 […]

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Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

on May 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed 20 amendments for a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states? There were some very significant deletions as his proposed list went through the House and Senate, and Madison himself took […]

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The Power of Habeas Corpus in America

The Power of Habeas Corpus in America

on May 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror By  Anthony Gregory Highlights | Synopsis Highlights Misconceptions about habeas corpus—commonly understood as the legal right not to be  detained arbitrarily by the government—abound. A bumper sticker slogan critical of George  W. Bush’s detention policy reflects a popular myth: “Habeas Corpus, 1215−2006.” Contrary  to this view, habeas corpus did not enjoy […]

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May 9th in History

May 9th in History

on May 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 9 is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of Dianetics (Church of Scientology) Christian Feast Day Beatus of Lungern Beatus of Vendome Christopher (Αγιος Χριστόφορος) (Eastern Orthodox Church) George Preca Gerontius of Cervia Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor, Bishop […]

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May 8th in History

May 8th in History

on May 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 8 is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Ace Day Of Visibility Christian feast day: Agathius Amato Ronconi Apparition of Saint Michael Arsenius the Great (Eastern Orthodox Church) Desideratus Catherine of St. Augustine Julian of Norwich (Anglican, Lutheran) Magdalene […]

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Quote for Today May 8th

on May 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free […]

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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

on May 7, 2020, 7:18 AM / in History, Religion

“I Am My Brother’s Keeper” Summary: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD is a documentary showing viewers what the average British soldier’s life was like on the frontlines during World War I. Director Peter Jackson achieves a monumental success in THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by creating a movie told by soldiers who 100 years ago actually fought in the war. […]

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The Model T

The Model T

on May 7, 2020, 6:49 AM / in History

You will probably never hear a TED talk about it, but the fact is the most autonomous car ever made was last made almost 100 years ago. It was the Model T Ford – produced from 1908-1927. Here was a car that did almost everything on its own – the defining essence of autonomous. It needed almost nothing from the external world except some gas […]

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Harriet Tubman, on the Money: Resisting Evil, Trusting God

Harriet Tubman, on the Money: Resisting Evil, Trusting God

on May 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Eric Metaxas  How do we resist evil? One woman’s approach was on the money. And soon, she will be, too. When you open your wallet in few years, you may be seeing something different on the $20 bill: The U.S. Treasury Department is proposing to take President Andrew Jackson off the front of the bill and replace him with […]

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May 7th in History

May 7th in History

on May 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Acacius of Byzantium Agostino Roscelli Flavia Domitilla Gisela of Hungary Harriet Starr Cannon (Episcopal Church (USA)) John of Beverley Rose Venerini Stanislaus (Roman martyrology) May 7 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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May 6th in History

May 6th in History

on May 6, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 6 is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Dominic Savio Evodius of Antioch (Roman Catholic Church) François de Laval Gerard of Lunel Lucius of Cyrene Petronax of Monte Cassino St George’s Day related observances (Eastern Orthodox […]

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Thought For Today

on May 5, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“However accurate or inaccurate the agency’s numbers may be, tax law explicitly presumes that the IRS is always right — and implicitly presumes that the taxpayer is always wrong — in any dispute with the government. In many cases, the IRS introduces no evidence whatsoever of its charges; it merely asserts that a taxpayer had a certain amount of unreported […]

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