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Cuba Libre! and the left

WASHINGTON — People on the far left have become so predictable that their statements are no longer “breaking news.” They would be hilarious if they weren’t outrageous or if they didn’t contribute to the undermining of human rights and freedom in other countries. Some on the left ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2021. There are 162 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. On ...

Truth and COVID-19

WASHINGTON — In the 1950s there was a quiz show called “To Tell the Truth.” It has been reborn several times but retained its original format. A celebrity panel would try to discover which one of three contestants was telling the truth, as all claimed to be the same person with identical ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2021. There are 163 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 21, 1944, American forces landed on Guam during World War II, capturing it from the Japanese some three weeks later. ...

Is Biden really the Lincoln of our time?

WASHINGTON — Traveling to Philadelphia Tuesday, President Joe Biden laid out in apocalyptic terms the gravity of the “threat” to American democracy from Republican efforts to reform and rewrite state election laws. “We are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2021. There are 164 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin ìBuzzî Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching ...