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Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the birth of the Atomic Age and its repercussions today with the resurgence in use of nuclear power as an energy source coupled with the proliferation of warheads by North Korea. The Atomic Age began at the University of Chicago on Dec. 2, 1942, with the creation of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

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The last time I heard a Catholic Mass in Latin was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Allenstown, N.H. I received my First Communion there, and later took my confirmation vows. That last Latin Mass took place in late 1964, after which an English-language liturgy was introduced to parishes in the U.S. I was 9 and had attended Latin Masses since a toddler. A few phrases have stuck with me: “Dòminus vobìscum,” and “Kyrie eleison” come to mind. The former means “The Lord be with you,” the latter, “Lord have mercy.” But that is about it.

During World War II as part of the preparations to invade Europe in mid-1944, General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold formulated a plan to destroy as much of the German capacity to build, repair, and replace aircraft for the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the so-called "Big Week" by the numbers. 

Abbie Teel

The Onion, a satirical magazine and website the day after the New Hampshire primary published a Photoshopped image of a dejected Jeb Bush sitting on the ground, his back against a mud-spattered concrete block wall. The headline: “Demoralized Jeb Bush Succumbs to New Hampshire Heroin Epidemic.”

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the origins of the penny dreadful, the popular and cheap serial literature that rose up in the dark corners of Victorian London.

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