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B-29 bombardier Scott Downing

World War II POW: ‘I Just Did My Duty’

It was just after midnight on March 25, 1945 when B-29 bombardier Scott Downing and his crew dropped their incendiary ordnance on Tokyo and banked northeast to head back to the U.S. base…

Generals Eisenhower and Patton

Patton, Ike, and My Teenage Boys

I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prisons…

What the Heck Were Republicans Thinking?

It appears that the national GOP, by sitting on its collective hands, views the enemy to be conservatives and Tea Party activists. They would rather have a Clinton fundraiser like Terry McAuliffe be governor of Virginia…

Accidental Death 2010

Your Feelings About Guns

We’re missing something. Our perspective is incomplete and we’re only looking at half the picture. These charts don’t show the many lives saved from public violence by civilians with guns…

Revolver Handgun Shooting

2,082 Reasons Why Guns Are Lifesavers Every Day

Gun control proponents tell us we need more gun control and we need it now. To make this point, they seize on one illegal gun use while ignoring thousands of defensive gun uses each year…

Jennifer Nicole Lee

Ear Buds Can Kill You

The Hi and Lois cartoon in the Monday paper caught my attention because I did not think it was funny. The caption in the second panel has Hi saying “she must be wearing honk-canceling headphones.”…