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“An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers to be at a given moment in history.” – House Republican Leader Jerry Ford when Republicans were trying to impeach liberal Supreme Court justices in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... In September, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives was officiall…

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“A presentation (such as a film or novel) expressing or dealing with factual events.” – Webster’s definition of a documentary. “Celebrated American documentarian who gradually amassed a considerable reputation and a devoted audience with a series of reassuringly traditional meditations on Americana. Burns’ works are treasure troves of archival materials; he skillfully u…

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“The drama of August, 1914 … whose results determined the shape of the world in which we live today.” – Barbara Tuchman on the start of World War I in “The Guns of August.” The start of World War I during Aug. 3-4, 1914, or “The Great War,” as it was originally known, is widely acknowledged to be a “huge” turning point of the 20th century. There were nearly 20…

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“Arising from the facts of physical geography and the regional settlement of different peoples and types of society on the Atlantic coast, there was a sectionalism from the beginning.” – “Frontier Historian” Frederick Jackson Turner on regional differences in American history. This year marks the 40th anniversary of a landmark article by Washington Post Editor Joel G…

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“Unemployment is near lows not seen in half a century. The American economy is set for its best year since 2005. Large corporations are producing giant profits. Even wages are starting to rise. And the stock markets are a mess. … Stocks often act as an early warning system, picking up subtle changes before they appear in the economic data.” – The Nov. 21 New York Times o…

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” – The opening to the classic  "A Tale of Two Cities,” by Charles Dickens …

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“The only certainty about the 2018 House elections is that Republicans will lose seats. This will not be the rare election like 2002, when Republicans gained eight seats, or 1998, when Democrats picked up five. This will be like the other 16 midterms since World War II, in which the president’s party lost seats.” – George W. Bush Campaign Manager Karl Rove As the mid…

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“The Democrats are big on reforms. We don’t suppose they will ever find the perfect, foolproof charter they are looking for.” – A Washington Post editorial in 1980. Since the 1960s, the two parties, especially the Democratic Party, have been “reforming” the way they pick their presidential nominees. Right now, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is consider…

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Much has been given him and taken from him in life, and somehow he has been enlarged by both experiences.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan This year marks the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign. His assassination on June 6, 50 years ago Wednesday, just as his campaign began to build, led to one of the great “what-ifs” of American history. Accord…

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President Obama held this year’s State of the Union address on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. While Obama is hardly facing the same problems as Lincoln, the state of the union in 2013 is still troubled. I hate to bring more bad news to a country facing lingering unemployment and record deficits, but the fact is we haven’t created much long-term real wealth since the early 197…

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Thu, May 16, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Closer Neil Wagner stayed perfect in 11 save opportunities by getting the final two outs with runners at second and third as the Buffalo Bisons held off the Indianapolis Indians, 6-4, Thursday afternoon before 12,587 at Victory Field.In the Indy ninth, Wagner gave up singles to Alex Presley and Josh Harrison before striking out Matt Hague. The runners then e…

By James F. Burns / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

and Lawrence Brooks / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS and

By Lizz Schumer / Special To The News

Wed, May 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Ineffective pitching by the Buffalo Bisons led to three big innings by Indianapolis and a 14-7 loss to the Indians before 5,240 at Victory Field Wednesday afternoon.After Bisons starter Dave Bush retired the first two batters in the first inning, he gave up four straight hits, including a two-run homer by Brett Carroll, as the Tribe took a 4-0 lead. Things g…

By James F. Burns / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

and Lawrence Brooks / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS and

By Lizz Schumer / Special To The News

Mon, May 13, 2013

LOUISVILLE – Mauro Gomez launched a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Buffalo Bisons over the Louisville Bats, 5-4, Monday night at Louisville Slugger Field.The victory enabled the Herd to clinch its season series with the Bats, five games to three. The teams won’t meet again during the International League regular season. Buffalo is 14-4 on the road, a .777…

By James F. Burns / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

and Lawrence Brooks / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS and

By Lizz Schumer / Special To The News

Mon, May 13, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No long ball Sunday for the Buffalo Bisons.After hitting eight home runs in winning the first two games of their series against Louisville, the Herd saw the Bats supply the power this time as they took a 12-2 victory before 7,457 at Louisville Slugger Field.The Bats broke open a tight game with a six-run sixth inning for a 9-0 lead. A three-run homer by …

By James F. Burns / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

and Lawrence Brooks / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS and

By Lizz Schumer / Special To The News

Sat, May 11, 2013

LOUISVILLE — Ricky Romero’s pitching struggles continued but that didn’t stop the Buffalo Bisons from doing what they’ve pretty much done in the early part of the season – win away from home.The Road Warriors, er, Bisons scored five times in the fifth inning to take the lead for good in earning a 10-7 triumph over the Bats on Saturday night at Louisville Slugger Field.A cr…