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Hilary Mantel, the prize-winning English novelist who certainly can write up a storm in her books (and whose tongue is as sharp as her pen, that is to say, razor sharp), ignited another kind of storm yesterday over in England … Continue reading

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What Does Freedom Mean, Take #2

The debate — no, strike that — the fight over the nation’s debt goes on and on, and while it’s raging, our nation’s fabric is being torn apart. Benjamin Franklin, wasn’t it? who said, If we do not hang together, … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for the —

Red, White, and Blue! We Americans assume that that invariably means us, our very own stars and stripes forever, Old Glory, the one and only star-spangled banner. And so it does. But it also means (at last count) 27  other nations … Continue reading

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