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Entries by Kenneth C. Davis from 08/2009

Summer Reading, Literary IQ and a Pop Quiz

| Posted 08.01.2009 | Healthy Living

Summer also means the often dread Summer Reading List. Many parents spend the summer in an endless harangue, telling their kids to read. But there is actually a good reason for that nag.

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution: a Somber History Lesson

| Posted 08.07.2009 | Politics

The 45th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution should serve as a sobering reminder of the costly war that America was dragged into based on lies and shadowy misinformation.

"Driving While Black," "Negro Riots," and Two Nations

| Posted 08.11.2009 | Politics

On August 11, 1965, an all-too-frequent stop of a black man by a white police officer exploded into one of the worst urban riots in American history.

Change the World? Give a Kid a Book

| Posted 08.13.2009 | Healthy Living

She was the town's meter maid -- a plus-sized meter maid, and not "the most comely of maidens." One day after choir, she handed me a book, saying simply: "I think you will like this."

Sex and Voting

| Posted 08.26.2009 | Politics

On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified by the necessary two-thirds of the states and women were granted the right to vote. Somewhere Abigail Adams was smiling.