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How Trump will be remembered and Democrats’ linguistic offensive

How Trump will be remembered and Democrats’ linguistic offensive

How will history remember Donald Trump? Presidents spend four or eight years burning bright — but fade away once they’re done, remembered mostly for their personalities and a few highlights. George W. Bush has been reduced to the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Reagan was immortalized for asking Mr. Gorbachev to tear down that…MORE

After months of protest, Lebanon forms new government

After months of protest, Lebanon forms new government

After months of escalating protests, Lebanon has named a new prime minister and cabinet. Hassan Diab, a professor and former education minister, will take the top role, according to a statement read by an official at the Baabda presidential palace in Beirut on Tuesday. He was appointed with the backing of Hezbollah, its allies, and…MORE

Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

More than two billion years ago, an asteroid slammed into Earth and created a 43-mile wide crater in Western Australia’s outback. Now, researchers believe it is the oldest known impact crater, predating others by 200 million years. And it’s possible that the impact led to a great thaw as Earth exited a global frozen state.…MORE

What would America’s Founding Fathers have said about Trump’s impeachment trial?

What would America’s Founding Fathers have said about Trump’s impeachment trial?

What American politics needs is time travel. What could salve the bitterness over US President Donald Trump’s impeachment battle better than a face-to-face explanation from the Founding Fathers about how they intended to hold presidents to account? The Constitution, ratified in 1788, prescribes impeachment in cases of “Treason, Bribery and other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”…MORE

Harry reunites with Meghan in Canada as couple warn media over photos

Harry reunites with Meghan in Canada as couple warn media over photos

Prince Harry’s plans for a “more peaceful life” away from the royal spotlight have already been cast into doubt as he joined his wife, Meghan, and son, Archie, in Canada on Tuesday amid a fresh paparazzi feud. The publication of photographs showing the Duchess of Sussex hiking with baby Archie and their dogs in Canadian…MORE

‘Dancing dragon’ feathered dinosaur fossil discovered in China

‘Dancing dragon’ feathered dinosaur fossil discovered in China

About 120 million years ago, a “dancing dragon” lived in China’s Jehol Province. The discovery of a fossil belonging to the small feathered dinosaur is new to science and helps bridge the gap between dinosaurs and birds. Researchers named the dinosaur Wulong bohaiensis, which translates to “a dancing dragon.” The dinosaur was about the size…MORE

Queen Victoria’s outfit was found in an old cabinet

Queen Victoria’s outfit was found in an old cabinet

Items from an outfit that once belonged to Britain’s Queen Victoria were found in a cabinet more than 100 years after they were placed there. Now they are going up for auction. The collection, including a skirt, bodice, bloomers, stockings and boots, were found by 63-year-old electrical engineer Roderick Williams. Williams said his great-great-grandfather, Alexander…MORE

Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans

Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans

As Donald Trump sees it, America lucked out with a good President — “even though they’re trying to impeach the son of a b***h.” With his impeachment trial pending, critics see a train wreck. Yet Trump’s moment of historic shame comes at a high point for fans — and explains why Republican senators are in…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…