Category: American History

Remember: Memorial Day and Veterans Day are different holidays

By Matt Rooney _ This is a public service announcement, Save Jerseyans, because notwithstanding the increasing politicization of our American culture, there hasn’t appeared to be a correlating increase in civic wisdom and historical knowledge (thanks, public schools): You’re commemorating Read More

Ronald And Donald: The Parallels Will Astound You!

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — It occurred to me while reading Bob Spitz’s great, new, exhaustive biography Reagan, An American Journey. Again and again I was struck by the similarities. Now, don’t laugh about Read More

What that big GOT heel turn reminds us about powerful people

By Matt Rooney _ A disclaimer, Save Jerseyans: I’m a huge ‘Game of Thrones’ fan (of both the show and the A Song of Ice and Fire book series upon which it was based). Another disclaimer: I’m one of those Read More

UPDATE: Glen Rock Council unanimously votes down Indigenous Peoples’ Day

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – An effort backed by outside activists to replace Columbus Day with ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ in Glen Rock has failed, at least for now. The Bergen County borough’s council voted 7-0 against the proposed borough calendar change Read More

Op-Ed: “This is Kate Smith. Miss Smith is America.’’

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — One of my earliest recollections is the sound of Kate Smith’s voice. Her late afternoon TV program, The Kate Smith Hour, was a daily ritual in our house while Read More

Yankees, Flyers can Kate Smith over 80-year-old racist songs

NEW YORK, NY — Two regional professional sports teams have severed ties with the legacy of the late legendary American vocalist Kate Smith. The rediscovery of songs including “Pickaninny Heaven” in which Smith sang of “colored children” and “great big Read More

Booker unhinged: America doesn’t “stand up for justice around the world”

NEWARK, N.J. – Cory Booker formally launched his 2020 campaign tour on Saturday with a rally in Newark, the city he once led as mayor. The tour’s theme is ‘Justice for All’, but Booker’s rant wasn’t limited to the typical array Read More