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[NOTE – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: There have been many reports in recent days about DNA evidence pointing to the identity of the infamous serial killer known as “Jack the Ripper.” The case has gone unsolved for more than 125 years. Now, reports such as this one at the Huffington Post identify a man named AARON …

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During his farewell remarks in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon told the truth. Nixon remains a controversial and tarnished historical figure. But his impact on America was significant. Only Franklin Roosevelt’s name appeared on as many national ballots (five). His presidency, though now remembered by many for …

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[My article appears at Townhall.com today — DRS] On July 14, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was serving as America’s Ambassador to France. The author of the Declaration of Independence in another July, thirteen-years earlier, was an eyewitness to the political unrest leading to the storming of a political prison called The Bastille. Though the fortress housed …

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Having missed the broadcasts when they were presented in prime time last week, I’ve finally gotten around to working through the multi-episode series, “The World Wars,” on the History Channel. I’m about halfway through. As an avid student of 20th century geopolitical history, I’m sort of torn as I watch the great story and stories …

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[This is one of the chapters in my book, “IN THE ARENA: Reflections on Culture, History, Politics, and Faith,” available as an ebook and paperback at Amazon.com — DRS] THE OLD STADIUM in the Bronx—built more than 95 years ago—closed for business in 2008. The house that Ruth built had been home to the New York …

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[This blog is posted at VENTURE GALLERIES — DRS] I’m a student of history. I’m also a Churchill buff. Maybe I’m just drawn to highly effective overweight people who achieved greatness and longevity. Yes, Churchill was indomitable, often rude, terribly stubborn, and clearly enamored of his opinions – but he also had a great capacity …

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