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Labor Day: 1882-2019

Labor Day started with a Knights of Labor meeting in New York City. Or maybe American Federation of Labor vice president Peter J. McGuire thought of it. Either way, the American holiday was launched around 1882. Oregon made it an … Continue reading

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Apollo 11, 50 Years Later

Apollo 11’s Lunar Module reached Mare Tranquillitatis fifty years ago this month. I remember hearing Neil A. Armstrong announce the landing site’s name: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” A few hours later, Armstrong opened the Lunar Module’s … Continue reading

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Faith, Feelings and a Viral Video

I’m quite sure something happened in Washington DC last Friday. What happened isn’t so certain. Someone posted an edited video that went viral. There’s been outrage, apologies, and additional footage found that may not support the outrage. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Where Have All the People Gone?

The average woman is having fewer kids today than her counterpart 50 years ago. Birth rates in about half the world’s nations are below replacement levels. I don’t think humanity is doomed, partly because folks in the other half are … Continue reading

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