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War Hero Doris (Dorie) Miller

(This was first poster in 2008. I have updated it.) The above poster is of Dorie Miller, who died in World War II. Here is what it says about him in Portrait of a Nation–Men and Women Who Have Shaped America: ” At the outbreak of World War II, the armed services practiced a rigid discrimination against African Americans that included a stubborn reluctance to acknowledge black capabilities, no matter how obvious. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Miller was stationed there on the West Virginia. By the time he abandoned ship, he had braved enemy fire to

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A Fourth Of July Reading List

The Fourth of July will be here soon. (Above–Black Americans observing the Fourth in 1939 in St. Helena Island, South Carolina.) What books would be helpful to learn more about the American Revolution and about America? As I’ve said before, I don’t believe the Revolution was a liberal or conservative event in the sense we think about such things today. Some of the Founding Fathers were religious. Others were not.  The Revolution had some aspects of a tax revolt. But who can know if folks in the early days of the nation would not have paid more taxes to get all the garbage

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Ayn Rand Took Social Security

Does it surprise you at all that the novelist Ayn Rand accepted Social Security benefits? (Above–Ayn Rand looking on as Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act in 1935. Ms. Rand is glad about what she is seeing because she is going to take the money.) Ms. Rand talked about rugged individualism in her novels, but she took the government money when it suited her purposes. Ms. Rand fits in well with today’s fiscal chicken hawks. Have you seen any Republican/Tea Party voters refuse government benefits? Have you seen Republican voting government employees volunteer to give up their job so budgets can be

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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