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Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2021. There are 67 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada (greh-NAYí-duh) at the order of President Ronald Reagan, who said the action ...

American optimist

NEW YORK — There’s so much negative news these days. I was glad to see that a new podcast, “American Optimist,” features good things that are coming. It’s hosted by Palantir founder and venture capitalist Joe Lonsdale. He interviews entrepreneurs like Sal Churi, who funds companies ...

Harris and the Hatch Act

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, who appears to be in the witness protection program when it comes to her assigned role of restoring our southern border, has re-surfaced in a video she sent to 300 Black churches in Virginia. In it, she calls on congregants to vote for Democratic ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. There are 69 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special ...

Biden needs to keep away skunks and mobs

WASHINGTON — The Biden presidency hangs not upon the House, but two Democratic senators, skunks at the political garden party. As skies darken, the Jan. 6 Capitol mob comes closer. These ominous signs are related. I heard shrieks and howls while in the House chamber. It was an armed, ...

Words and pictures

WASHINGTON — Britain’s Home Office says more than 12,500 migrants have broken the law to get into the UK so far this year. Compare this to the nearly 200,000 migrants who have crossed the nearly nonexistent southern border just in July of this year. The count is estimated by the ...