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Historically Speaking: The Father of Community Organizers

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By Tom Morrow Until presidential candidate Barack Obama was described as a “community organizer, most Americans had never heard of the term. The man generally considered the founder ...

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Historically Speaking: The Majority of Voters Don’t Always Win

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By Tom Morrow For those of you thinking our Presidential election is as simple as “majority wins,” you haven’t gone to class to learn about the Electoral College. ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Flew into History

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By Tom Morrow An argument could be made that, other than Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and other military leaders, Army Air Corps Col. Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr., born ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘The Boy Orator of the Platte’

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By Tom Morrow While Donald Trump may not meet the definition of being neither Republican nor Democrat, he could best be described as a “populist.” He would not ...

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Historically Speaking: O’ Say Did You Know…

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By Tom Morrow America’s most popular song was written by a lyricist who wrote only one tune, and that wasn’t even meant as a musical piece – it ...

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Historically Speaking: Silent Cal

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By Tom Morrow John Calvin Coolidge Jr., born on July 4, 1872, was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29), the only chief executive born on Independence ...

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Historically Speaking: The Great Irish Famine

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By Tom Morrow The great influx of Irish immigrants to the United States during the mid-1800s can be attributed to the potato. The great Irish potato famine in ...

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Historically Speaking: Largest Private Army in the U.S.

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By Tom Morrow In the late 19th century, the name of Allan Pinkerton became the most feared among the bad guys and the most respected by law-abiding citizens. ...

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Historically Speaking: Trail of Tears

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By Tom Morrow The removal of the Cherokee Nation from their native lands in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama was one of the saddest episodes in American ...

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Historically Speaking: The Dawn of Television

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By Tom Morrow One of the biggest, if not ‘the’ biggest, technological development with the most economical and sociological impact of the last century is television. No single ...

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Historically Speaking: The Battle of Britain

Editors note: This is a reprint from April 2015 The One Battle For Survival That Saved the Free World by Tom Morrow Arguably, the “Battle of Britain,” which ...

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Historically Speaking: Tail Gunner Joe

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The Boogie Man of the Fifties By Tom Morrow During the late forties and early fifties the great “Red Scare” paralyzed much of the nation. The House Un-American ...

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Historically Speaking: From Depression to War

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By Tom Morrow The Second World War was the largest and most-deadly global military conflict in recorded history. It was the defining seven-year period of the 20th century ...

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Historically Speaking: When Radio Was King

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By Tom Morrow During the thirties and forties there was nothing more powerful in communications than radio, both for information and entertainment. Radio was a medium where fading ...

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Historically Speaking: Presidential Humor for the Ages

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By Tom Morrow The Washington Post newspaper staff tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president to mark President Obama’s final set of stand-up comedy at ...

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