Misssle Defense Can’t Wait – by Stephen Blank

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(Stephen Blank is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.) Russia shows no sign that it is willing to de-escalate tensions with the West. Troops remain in Ukraine and continue to violate the cease-fire there, even as the Kremlin launches multiple military probes into the Baltic littoral states. Virtually every day, the United…

Writers group forming

Two of us are working on books. The third person is going to provide stimulus for the other two and perhaps, now that she thinks about it, write her own book. We are looking for one or two more people to join us. We plan to meet once or twice a month. We will decide…

Christmas 1944 by Michael Connelly

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This has become a Christmas tradition for me and some of you have seen this post before, but it is that time of year when I start thinking about the importance of friends and family and why I should be thankful for the country I live in. It is also the time when I think…

Baseball writers to elect players to Baseball Hal of Fame

It’s the time of year when 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association of America – some 600 at last count – elect former players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ballots are due by December 27 and the results will be announced on January 6. Unfortunately, the Hall’s rules limit the number of worthy…

Ray Rice won his appeal against the NFL for all the right reasons

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By Jordan Kobritz S. District Court Judge Barbara S. Jones’ decision to overturn Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came as no surprise to most observers. The former Baltimore Ravens’ running back won his appeal against the NFL for all the right reasons. Here are five takeaways from Judge Jones’ ruling. Ray…

Winter Program Registration at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury

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     Registration is now taking place at The Art Complex Museum for several new winter programs. The popular oil painting class with well-known artist Laura Tryon Jennings will be offered Wednesdays, December 10, 17 and January 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.       This is an opportunity to work on paintings as…