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Historically Speaking: The Rebel Slave with a Cause

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By Tom Morrow Nat Turner, born circa October 1800, was an African-American slave who led a rebellion of fellow slaves and free blacks in Southhampton County, Va., on ...

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Historically Speaking- John Jay: America’s 1st All-Around Citizen

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By Tom Morrow John Jay was from a wealthy family of merchants, who became an attorney, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, a signatory on ...

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Historically Speaking: The ‘No Nonsense’ General of World War II

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By Tom Morrow For those of you who are not students of World War II history, the name “Patton” might be one you’ve only heard, but don’t know ...

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Historically Speaking: The Scapegoats of Pearl Harbor

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By Tom Morrow As in all tragic events, especially during war time, blame finds its way to someone’s doorstep, deserved or not. Such was the case for the ...

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The Electoral College: Bad News for the Dems

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By Tom Morrow The Electoral College, which officially elects and confirms the winner of presidential elections, has not be kind down through the years to the Democrat candidates. ...

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Historically Speaking: The Park Bench Salesman

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By Tom Morrow He was a close economic advisor to two wartime Presidents; he was an influential financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. Bernard Mannes Baruch ...

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Historically Speaking: The Outlaw Who Got Away With It

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By Tom Morrow The older brother of one of America’s most famous outlaw lived in the shadow of Jesse James, yet was right alongside in most of the ...

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Historically Speaking: North County’s Beloved ‘Mr. Piano Man’

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By Tom Morrow This week’s column is a slight departure from the usual history fare, yet it really isn’t. I’m going to tell you about an amazing man ...

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Historically Speaking: The ‘I Kid you Not’ Man

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By Tom Morrow Jack Paar, born May 1, 1918, was a man who wore many professional hats. He was an American author, radio and television comedian and talk ...

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Historically Speaking: Jerry Didn’t Invent the Art of Malapropos, He Just Perfected It

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By Tom Morrow Beginning in 1978, I, along with the late Dave Nuffer, began collecting malapropisms uttered by San Diego’s favorite baseball play-by-play broadcaster, Jerry Coleman. The former ...

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Historically Speaking: The Bland Ambition of Being Vice President

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By Tom Morrow Who would want a job that has little significance with all the embodiment of “second fiddle?” Some would say being the U.S. Vice President is ...

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Historically Speaking: The Storied Life of Bat Masterson

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By Tom Morrow One of America’s most colorful characters was Bartholomew “Bat” Masterson, who was a buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, Army scout, gunfighter, county sheriff, town and U.S. ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘McKinley’ Gave Way to ‘Denali’ Long Ago

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By Tom Morrow Is it “Denali,” the name given it by Native Americans several centuries ago, or is it “Mount McKinley,” dubbed as such by a not-so-long ago ...

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Historically Speaking: Border Walls Are Nothing New

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By Tom Morrow The idea of a border wall is nothing new – the concept goes back more than 20 centuries. One of the most famous can still ...

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Historically Speaking: Spies or Political Dupes?

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By Tom Morrow One of the most controversial episodes in American history was the capture, trial, and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The couple were American citizens ...

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