“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

Baseball Hall of Famer Satchel Paige (1906-1982) is considered one of the greatest pitchers in history — despite the fact that he only played for teams in the major leagues for about five years.  Paige actually had a very long career in baseball that started in 1926. But from the mid-1920s to the late 1940s … Read more

The dual anniversary of Joe McCarthy’s “Red Scare” and Jerry Falwell’s “Purple Scare”…

Two notorious warnings about threats to the American way of life are linked to the date February 9th. In both cases, the quotes generated national attention when they were reported in the press. But the results were considerably different. On February 9, 1950, Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy made an ominous announcement in a speech to … Read more