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May 23, 2018

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The Mueller Investigation Enters Year Two

With the Mueller investigation now entering its second year, two questions need to be answered: One, where will all this end up? In other words, what are the odds that Mueller will find evidence of collusion, obstruction and / or money laundering and, more importantly, what will he do about it? Two, if Mueller’s investigation

A Song

A song of mad men, many bad men Sung to sad men, to remind or warn That trusting can be dangerous to you Because, sometimes, Goliath gets shorn. We have to pay attention to our heroes If they are zeroes we can be misled Thinking they were something good With nothing good inside their heads.

Desegregation and the Warren Court

On May 17, 1954, marking the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end in the war on racial inequality the US Supreme Court unanimously rules to desegregate public schools. Delivering the opinion of the Court, newly-minted Chief Justice Earl Warren declared “”We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine

Eero Saarinen

Ike and Eero Saarinen’s Technical Center

On May 16, 1956, with 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower presiding, General Motors opens its modern “Technical Center” in the unlikely burg of Warren, Michigan. The campus has been the center of the company’s design, innovation and engineering efforts since its inauguration, housing up to 22,000 employees. In 2000 it was listed on the National

American Idiom

Gooder and Badder Bedder and fadder What are Americans saying? Boddle of wadder Mudder and fodder What is this game we are playing? Funner and betterer, Pitcher and ledder They expect folks to unnerstan Gimmes and wannabes Mundees though Sundees A hunnert and ten grand. Gooder and Badder Bedder and fadder What are Americans saying?

Albright

Madeleine Albright – Diplomatic Warrior for Peace

On May 15, 1937, the first woman US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, is born in Prague; her name at birth was Marie Jana Korbelová. The daughter of Czech diplomat Josef Korbel, Albright fled to England with her family after the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. Though Albright long believed they had fled for political

Texas, Mexico, Slavery and the Civil War

On May 13, in 1846, Congress declares war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent Republic of Texas, which had opted to join the United States after establishing its independence from Mexico a decade earlier. The new president wanted Texas as part of the United

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