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We settled on the couch about five minutes before 1 p.m., Jan. 6, to watch what we expected to be a routine, but momentous congressional proceeding to officially count the electoral votes of Nov. 6: the election of Joe Biden. Nine hours later, we switched off the television and my friend hea…

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Democratic Sen. Byron P. Harrison of Mississippi called the remarks “unfortunate in the extreme.” Sen. Thomas E. Watson of Georgia wondered why it was necessary for the speaker to travel to the South “to lecture their people.” Today’s historians regard the address as surprising. And even a c…

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Many people are sharing their favorite Colin Powell stories, and here’s mine: As the child of immigrants from Jamaica, he grew up in a working-class neighborhood of the South Bronx. Behind every window or curtain, he told me, there was a pair of eyes, usually belonging to an elderly woman, w…

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On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the front page of LDN ran two articles on our local schools and mask mandates. A picture of students protesting the mandates also appeared. None of those students were wearing masks that I could tell. The front page also featured an article about the passing of Colin Pow…

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The disgraced former British spy Christopher Steele has kept a low profile in recent years. Understandably so, given that investigations revealed his dossier — the collection of anti-Trump stories he compiled to try to undermine Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential candidacy — was filled with fa…