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The Persecution of German Americans During World War I

This week I watched a wonderful PBS documentary on World War I titled The Great War. It talks about the war from the point of view of African Americans, Native Americans, women suffragists and the diverse spectrum of American society. … Continue reading

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Studs Terkel- Chronicler of America

Yesterday I read in the papers that Studs Terkel, oral historian and radio disc jockey, died last Friday.  He was 96 years old.  When I read about it, I had a sad feeling.  I first started reading his books when … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Institution of Marriage

Groucho Marx once said, “Marriage is a wonderful institution.  But who wants to live in an institution.” For some reason, I’ve been thinking about that quote a lot during these past couple of weeks hearing arguments about Proposition 8.  Proposition 8 … Continue reading

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The New Deal

I was born in the 1967, around 30 years after the last of the New Deal legislation went into effect.  I grew up enjoying the benefits of the New Deal and the Great Society and as a lifelong Democrat, I’ve … Continue reading

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Admiration for Martin Luther King Jr.

I was one year old when Martin Luther King Jr. died, so I can’t really say that I knew him when.   Growing up as a Filipino American in the America of the 1970s and 1980s, though, he was still a … Continue reading

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