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November 13, 1953: When Red, Red Robin Comes Bobbin' Along

In the early 50s, folks worked themselves up into a real dither searching for Bolsheviks here, there, wherever they may be hiding. There was a commie round every corner; any person you met might be a secret pinko, hoping to lead you down the slippery slope to socialism and the dreaded one world. 469 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Jackie Ormes, the FBI, and "Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger"

A few months ago, I wrote about Jackie Ormes’ Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger single panel gags that appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier. In preparation for a talk I am giving on comics and race, I started looking back at some of these panels and read Nancy Goldstein’s and Deborah Whaley’s discussions of Ormes and her various comic strips and panels. 1,000 more words

American Literature

Journalism

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(When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. 220 more words

Academic Writing

General Obvious Denial & Major Disingenuous Pivot, CSA.

The Civil War was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, and should not be forgotten. But it’s not the only pivotal moment. I’d like to suggest some other pivotal moments to which we should erect statues honoring the participants, lest we forget. 1,306 more words

I wouldn't pitch a pup tent with this guy

:(Herewith my latest effort to convince the people of Southcentral Pennsylvania to abandon the great orange buffoon.)

Surely Donald Trump’s inappropriate comments to the Boy Scout Jamboree will be the last straw for millions of Americans who, after voting for him, regret his depraved performance as president. 274 more words

Post 65

The left's Russian Roulette is to keep Trump's policy inside nesting dolls

The present day McCarthy hearings about Russian influence in the Trump administration has all the validity of the senator’s 1950’s witch hunt, it’s just flipped on its head. 245 more words

Economy

We Americans have survived some really dark times and lived to put these ugly remembrances where they belong, in the history books for all to study for years to come. 1,426 more words

Politics