Nixon

27 Jun 19
Wausau Pilot & Review

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure led to the contentious nomination […]

27 Jun 19
William Thien

Recently I asked the question, “Are there valid reasons for socialized medicine in America?” and concluded that, ‘yes, there are.’ But if you ask me, socialized medicine in an economy like ours seems a bit drastic. Besides, we have two socialized systems already, Medicare and Medicaid. I also asked the question, “who is going to […]

27 Jun 19
Students Blog

Study when sleepy.Bedtime stories are for kids. Instead of reading the Berenstain Bears, try studying for a few minutes right before hitting the hay. During sleep, the brain strengthens new memories, so there’s a good chance we’ll remember whatever we review right before dozing off. (Just try not to bring work into the actual bed, […]

27 Jun 19
Cosmic Focus

My suspicion is that we are all going to be hearing a lot about the Lunar landing of Apollo 11 over the next few weeks – so, I am getting in early, with my own experience of what happened fifty years ago in 1969. My parents were away on holiday and I was in the […]

27 Jun 19
Essay Writing Tips and Help

‘My point is that illness is not a metaphor, and that the most truthful way of regarding illness – and the healthiest way of being ill – is one most purified of, most resistant to, metaphoric thinking.’ Susan Sontag Written in 1978, Sontag’s long form essay ‘Illness as Metaphor’ is poignant for its historical study […]

27 Jun 19
Alan Boardman's Forestville Blog

In front of a national television audience, the village of Forestville was not mentioned at the first democratic debate Wednesday night. “There certainly were plenty of opportunities for the candidates to do so while they interrupted each other and spoke in Spanish,” observed Oliver Broman who wished not to be identified. This glarring omission is […]

27 Jun 19
KahawaTungu

Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua “Jaguar” is set to spend a second night in police cells pending his bail ruling tomorrow. Magistrate Sinkiyan Tobiko ordered that the legislator be detained until Friday at Kamukunji police cells. Appearing before the court, the Prosecution on Thursday sought to have Jaguar detained for 14 days over the […]

27 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

On this day, June 27 … 2018: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was often the deciding vote on abortion, gay rights and other controversial issues, announces his retirement. (Kennedy’s departure would lead to the nomination and bitter confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh.) Also on this day: 1844: Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, […]

27 Jun 19
Newsy Today

“2020 decision,” as the host network assembled it, as well as a co-star of Ohio Rep Tim Ryan, Hawaii Representative of Tulsi Gabbard, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Maryland Representative John Delaney. They all stood at a lecterns plexiglas in order to arrange their ranking in the polls. Warren was 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-4 Oourke […]

27 Jun 19
Bookmunch

“MacDonald’s book begins in the mid-1930s when Frank Malina and a group of graduate students form the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which will become a prominent player at the birth of America’s rocket industry. This triumvirate of friends is nicknamed the suicide squad because they resemble a group of drunken frat boys with dangerous chemistry sets and very ignitable fuel. Such juvenile masculinity infected the literal language and symbolism of the entire program: thrust-to-weight ratio; missile erection; orifice position, etc…” – Chris Oleson reviews Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket by Fraser MacDonald

27 Jun 19
The Left-Right Delusion

Why the USA is about to slip into dictatorship by Ronald Gump  Warning: this is not satire nor a joke – I wish it were – and definitely not a conspiracy theory.  It’s simply a scientific prediction, i.e. a logical deduction based upon events and facts, present and historical.                                         ** Over the past few […]