Category: American History

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

What Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln Have in Common

By Robert Kofman _ President Trump likes to compare himself to President Lincoln and indeed there are some similarities. Both won with less than a majority of the popular vote and took office in a deeply divided, polarized country with Read More

Petty Murphy says he’s ready “to elect a new president” in Presidents’ Day message

TRENTON, N.J. — Presidents’ Day was traditionally a holiday to honor Washington, then Washington and Lincoln, and now all presidents of all parties.  Governor Phil Murphy is doubling-down on a new angle in our hyper-partisan age: attacking the president(s) he doesn’t Read More