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Cartoon: 2016 in review

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: We have we

Catherine Rampell on why Democrats should not make a big shift in their platform. Why did all those Economically Anxious™ Trump voters reject policies that would have helped relieve their economic anxiety? Maybe they believed any Big Government expansions would disproportionately go to the “wrong” kinds of people — that is, …

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Christmas 1951: Murder of a civil rights pioneer

Four black men were accused of raping a white woman. One of the accused, Ernest Thomas, tried to flee after his arrest and was shot and killed by a white mob, which then went on a rampage in the black neighborhood of Groveland. The three remaining defendants—Walter Irvin, Sammy Shepherd, …

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Christmas elsewhere

There is a children’s Christmas song that celebrates the “time to be at the beach, by the sea with my family.” While many New Zealanders enjoy a Christmas dinner based on the English traditions of the early white settlers, those traditions exclusive to New Zealand include:  Hangi – the Kiwi version of a …

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Born on Christmas Day: The Chevalier and Cab Calloway

A fascinating look at his history is detailed in The Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Virtuoso of the Sword and the Bow, by Gabriel Banat. The Chevalier de Saint-Georges, born Joseph Bologne, was the son of an African slave and a French plantation owner on the island of Guadeloupe. The story of his improbable …

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