I got curious about Newtown Road, which runs through my neighborhood in Astoria, Queens (home of no Amazon headquarters, yay!!). Newtown is an odd street, in that it cuts diagonally through almost all of Astoria, a neighborhood otherwise situated in a careful street-and-avenue grid. So I did some digging. Turns out back in the 19th […]
If the U.S. is to represent freedom and equality, we must break with traditions, not uphold them
My great-grandfather, George (Buddy) Kraus, kept a detailed journal of his experience in World War II. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, here is an excerpt from that journal.
Throughout American History since 1776, the one consistent thing has been change. So why would a political philosophy label change as un-American or less than patriotic? It seems to me there are few things as American as embracing political change.