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“We understand your concerns, and we can solve these problems. But only with your help.” The man stood in silence. All his confusion, anger, frustration, hopelessness and fear remained bottled…

Ancient History politics

The morning August sun was cooking the sidewalks before my eggs had even left the skillet, and by mid-morning the hot breezes would barge through the open windows and drop…

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Small towns are made for parades, and this Memorial Day was no exception. Traffic is lighter, there are still plenty of people, but it can hardly be called a crowd.…

politics Sports

“Trump is going to make America great again. And he’s going to drain the swamp. It’s going to bigger – Oops, I mean, ‘Yuuuger’ – than anyone expects. Believe me on this.”

politics

“Hey Peter, you mind pouring me glass?” “Sure thing, Jesus. What are you drinking?” “I’m open. What do we have?” That question has baffled scholars and historians for generations: What…

Ancient History

Immigration

  The immigrant waves continued to crash against the American shores throughout the latter half of the 19th Century. By 1855, one third of every adult in Boston had been…

Immigration

Escaping the potato blight, the ensuing famine (An Gorta Mór) and English persecution, those Irish able to scrape together fare to the New World usually found themselves crammed into vermin…

Immigration

“Immigration numbers are FIVE times greater than just ten years ago! And these aren’t the best and brightest coming over. No, these are poor, uneducated peasants coming from sh*thole famine-ravaged…

Immigration