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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Franklin Roosevelt

Editor’s Notebook: Somebody who could give a speech with conviction

Today marks the 81st anniversary not of the Pearl Harbor attack itself (although it technically was Dec. 8, 1941, Tokyo time, when it took place), but does mark the 81st anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's "a date which will live...

Editor’s Notebook: FDR didn’t play the ‘civic-engagement’ game

Here’s one from the Sun archives, this coming week back in 1941. Arlington officials were “still gasping” from the announcement that the War Department headquarters (soon to become known to one and all as the Pentagon) for 40,000 employees would...

Editor’s Notebook: Back when a president could deliver a speech

Told ya on Monday the insanity over the omicron variant was going to whip the less sane parts of the populace into a Salem Witch Trials-esque state of lunacy, and it has arrived. It is almost beyond belief what...

Editor’s Notebook: You think Harry cared what they thought? Nah.

Here’s one from the archives of the Northern Virginia Sun edition of Oct. 24, 1944. An article reported that national Democrats were grumbling that U.S. Sen. Harry Byrd was hurting President Roosevelt’s re-election prospects by not coming out and supporting...

Editor’s Notebook: Another installment of ‘show me the money’

Hard to believe that a political blog can be both rabid and boring, but such frequently is the case with the “Bearing Drift” site, the last redoubt of Virginia’s anti-Trump, moderate, corporatist (kind of) Republicans. A recent posting there breathlessly...
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