Serena Williams, the most successful tennis player in the Open Era, maintains even she does not know where her serve is going until she lands it. Something similar transpired in 1776, when the...
DATE: June 30, 2020 |
June 25, 1876, is the day George Armstrong Custer entered history, first as a secular martyr and then, over the succeeding decades, in degrees of infamy congruent with perceptions of him as a...
DATE: June 23, 2020 |
On Friday, May 29, as cities burned, and with all the drama fit for a time just before midnight in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court took the unusual step of batting down an emergency...
DATE: June 9, 2020 |
It’s not often the death of an alligator is a cause for reflection, let alone historical reflection. After all, the huge and toothy reptiles are “not involved in war and politics,” as a...
DATE: June 2, 2020 |
Abraham Lincoln had a history with Roger B. Taney stretching well back from May 27, 1861, the Monday Taney rebuked him. Taney, scion of a wealthy, slave-holding family in Maryland, was a lawyer and...
DATE: May 26, 2020 |
The notion that journalism is the first rough-draft of history seems to have originated, at least as a phrase, with the editorial board of The Washington Post in the early 1940s. You can see the...
DATE: May 19, 2020 |
Not to be deterred – because really, what is there to deter a party when it has majorities in both houses of the state Legislature, if it is neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night, nor a rabid...
DATE: May 12, 2020 |
Almost exactly two decades have passed since heavily armed agents of the Border Patrol’s SWAT team entered a Miami home in the pre-dawn hours of Easter Eve and seized 6-year-old Elián González from...
DATE: May 5, 2020 |
It is probably fair to say this has been a difficult time for journalists trying to cover the coronavirus across the country as well as in the other parts of the world where there is a reasonably...
DATE: April 28, 2020 |
The mysterious coronavirus has already taken many things from us, or we have taken them from ourselves in the belief this is the best way to fight a ghost. And we are missing many of them, from...
DATE: April 21, 2020 |
We used to think of campaign finance as a Rube Goldberg machine in which lobbyists and just folks gave money to a candidate, let’s say for the U.S. Senate, to fund a run for office because he would...
DATE: April 14, 2020 |
It has been very hard to miss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the last several weeks of the pandemic, for several excellent reasons. The packed New York City area quickly and frighteningly has...
DATE: April 9, 2020 |
An injured red-tailed hawk is captured by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer.
An estimated 85 volunteers showed up for the communitywide COVID-19 vaccination site on Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
A winter snow storm moved through the area on Tuesday leaving Durango under a blanket of snow.
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