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The Medal of Honor is the oldest continuously issued combat decoration of the U.S. Armed Forces, the highest and most prestigious military award recognizing those who have distinguished themselves by … more
EARLY CLAY STREET (Uptown, looking west). Actually, it probably was a bit like 35 years or so before my own arrival in Port Townsend that this upper-photo postcard was purchased on a downtown … more
Photos: Able Seaman Tom Camfield (left above) and shipmate “Fish” Finnell, destroyer USS John A Bole, DD 755 Ketchikan, Alaska, July 1947; Pvt. Tom Camfield (right, above) and fellow … more
“FORCES ON THE RIGHT have spent decades maneuvering to install a reliable anti-abortion majority. Now they have one, and it is paying off for them.” When the Supreme Court declined Sept. … more
Some 637,531 voices in the U.S. (as of Monday) can’t be reached for comment on the subject. They’re dead. At least that many individuals have died from COVID-related illness in this … more
He is one of the world’s leading economists, but perhaps Paul Krugman (now 68) is best known in modern times as an op-ed syndicated columnist for the New York Times, writing on all manner of … more
There are about 100 synonyms from which to choose on line, but “Moron“ is pretty generally defined as “a very stupid person.” “Make no mistake” tweeted Kevin … more
As I mentioned the other day, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Minority Leader of the U.S. House, had experienced an initial spasm of patriotism and honesty in early January when he admitted that the … more
Meanwhile, coloring just a little more inside the lines we still have the Republicans trying to run things with a minority vote. It was reported July 21 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had rejected … more
I used the spelling “Noble” above, as that’s what Trump apparently thought of the late Mr. Nobel when he still had Twitter privileges. The Herald used for illustration here is … more
When I manage to limp and claw myself up from the hot-weather doldrums, the vicissitudes of advanced age, the demands of the gardening season or what-have-you, I can be sure of one thing when I put … more
This blog is considerably thinned (word limit) and does not show just how deeply Trump dealt with the Palestine situation before the 2020 election year. As if to boast in a call to mark the … more
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