Memorial Day

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the …

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Venezuela, China and Russia . . . stay out!

President James Monroe’s 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere. Understandably, the United States has always taken a particular interest in its closest neighbors – the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Equally understandably, expressions …

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Adding a spare tire to the Travato

The Winnebago Travato does not come with a spare. Some have no problem with this. Some do and have come up with various options. Our Travato came with a bike rack and since we already had a hitch mounted bike rack in the rare event we needed one I decided …

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Buy your way into college? I hope you are not surprised!

50 folks caught buying their kids diplomas. Thousands more out there. Why are we surprised? And what was affirmative action? How about I donate enough money to build a college science building, Do my kids get to go now? As long as someone has something or controls something that someone …

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