Monthly Archives: November 2012

Benjamin Franklin’s account of the First Thanksgiving

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I spent some time as an editor at Regnery Publishing, during which time we published “The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.” I always enjoy rereading this account from Benjamin Franklin, which captures the history and the spirit of the American holiday. Instead of a Fast They Proclaimed a Thanksgiving Benjamin Franklin (1785) There is a…

Jackson Jr resigns on Thanksgiving Eve

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The astoundingly unsurprising news that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned today reveals far more about the sorry state of our local Chicago democratic leadership than the trite and pathetic story of Jackson Jr.’s downfall. Jackson Jr., son of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who has been AWOL from Congress since June 10, has been the subject of congressional…

Protesters to Israel: “Move Back to Europe”, Rocket Attacks “Not That Scary”, Hamas Not a Terrorist Group

Approximately 100 protesters gathered near the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville on Saturday to protest Israel’s response to the recent barrage of Hamas rocket attacks. Hamas allies have launched 1,300 rocket attacks so far this year, and Israel has recently responded by precision targeting rocket launch sites and ammunition storage facilities, in addition to Hamas…

NBC covers for teachers union at Northwestern Marxist conference

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NBC Chicago’s Charlie Wojciechowski ignored and lashed out a reporter who covered the Northwestern University Midwest Marxism conference over the weekend, in particular referring to reporting of Teachers Union VP Jesse Sharkey’s presence there as “full of sh*t.” The conference was notable not only for its radical content and secretive nature (I was booted after…