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Dorothy Patch–A Bit of Americana

The following article, written by Richard Gazarik, first appeared in The Tribune-Review in the 1978. My comments appear in gray boxes. If you drive along Route 981, past St. Vincent College toward Latrobe, you might miss Dorothy Patch. From the road, Dorothy doesn’t look like you’d be missing much. All […]

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Grant on Delegation

I was no clerk, nor had I any capacity to become one. The only place I ever found in my life to put a paper so as to find it again was either a side coat-pocket or the hands of a clerk or secretary more careful than myself…[However], there was […]

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One Simple Trick! Judges Hate it!

When you’re selected for a jury, the judge will give you stern instructions that your role is to judge the facts, not the law. In other words, your responsibility is to judge whether or not the defendant broke the law and render a verdict accordingly, regardless of your opinion about […]

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Hard Choices in Living History

A few weeks ago, my dad and I saw Kenneth J. Serfass perform as Ulysses S. Grant. At one point, an audience member asked “Grant” for his opinion of another Union Civil War general. Serfass/Grant replied that he never let his personal opinions interfere with his military decision-making. On the […]

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Bernard Lewis

“A book by Lewis was translated into Hebrew and published by the Israeli defense ministry. The same book was translated into Arabic and published by the Muslim Brotherhood (unauthorized). “In his preface to the Arabic version, the translator said, ‘I don’t know who this author is, but one thing about […]