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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - National Holiday
Canny marketers have tiptoed into "We the People," the White House's public petition outreach that draws motley interest groups with myriad causes. And now the cause is baseball, beer, opening day revels and official blessings.
Baseball's official beer wants to turn what is already a cause for celebration among fans into a national holiday.
Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the major league baseball season a national holiday.
Galveston County Daily News. Feb. 6, 2014.
Imagine if at the Phillip Morris annual stockholders meeting, they paraded around cancer victims who told their stories of facing death? Welcome to Super Bowl week, which has become a parade of former players with their tales of destruction, depression and dysfunction resulting from the very game the entire event exists to celebrate.
Leave it to Peyton Manning to put everything in perspective.
Thousands of Egyptians urged the powerful army chief to run for president during a rally Tuesday that also called for the third anniversary of the country's revolt to be used as an occasion to thank the military for overthrowing the former Islamist president.
As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked about how far the country has come in the past 50 years and how much more is to be done.
A morning wreath laying will kick off events across the District on Monday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday established to recognize the slain civil rights leader.
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:
The first national day of Thanksgiving was observed on Nov. 26, 1863, during the midst of the Civil War. To be sure, there had been sporadic observances of bountiful harvests from the time of the first settlers.
The United States’ Jewish population is readying for a rare superholiday this year — Thanksgivukkah. The Jewish holiday Hanukkah starts early this year, on Nov. 27, causing it to overlap with Thanksgiving, which begins on Nov. 28.
These days, Labor Day is just a bookmark. It signals the end of summer, the start of school, the advent of the political hustings and the last chance to buy a car before the new model year arrives in showrooms. Labor Day is associated with picnics, sporting events and shopping. It could more accurately be called Leisure Day, and as such is a distinctly American holiday.
About 430,000 Hong Kong residents braved heavy rain Sunday to demand the direct election of local leaders. Demonstrators filled the main streets in defiance of the Chinese communist government.
There are few better ways to honor the memory of the nation's fallen heroes than by acknowledging the special sacrifices and answering the special needs of the nation's military community. Few have done more to help veterans and first responders than Gary Sinise, who traces his long commitment back to his breakthrough role as broken Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump."