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By the late 1930s, radio was a living room fixture in the majority of American homes. Furniture was arranged around the device, like big screen televisions today (which my wife still won’t let me have—sigh…). People back then were increasingly entertained, amused, and informed via the talking box. It was a great time for the …

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One of my favorite movies from the past few years is “The King’s Speech”—the story of Great Britain’s King George VI, and his struggle to overcome stuttering.  Colin Firth received the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of the king.  Watching the Academy Awards that year, I was rooting for Firth. My biases are seldom …

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The recent terrorist attacks in Russia have been connected to Chechen Islamists led by DOKU UMAROV.  In my novel, NOVEMBER SURPRISE, (which was released in November), I write about a terrorist attack led by this same DOKU UMAROV and designed to threaten the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games. NOVEMBER SURPRISE: A Political Thriller appears to …

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In my novella, NOVEMBER SURPRISE: A Political Thriller, I blend some fictional ideas with history and current events. This has become my “formula,” to an extent. So I always watch for items in the news that relate to my stories. And there is a great one out there right now. It has to do with …

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[This column is currently posted at TOWNHALL.COM] Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965? And why didn’t he send his Vice President, Hubert Humphrey?  Questions remain nearly 49 years later. Nearly 100 world leaders are …

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