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Taking Down the Cosa Nostra

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On July 19, 1992, Italian Anti-Mafia Task Force leader Judge Paolo Borsellino–one of the most important men in the history of Italy–and five police body guards*, were murdered by a car bomb in Palermo, [...]

Penny Thoughts: Battles Worth Fighting

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WHY THE EMMYS RATINGS TANKED

  WHY THE EMMYS RATINGS TANKED  By  Vicki Hinze    At one time, Americans held their breaths to see who would win the awards. It was topic discussed all over the place. You could be at the water-cooler, lunching at a restaurant, or out [...]

Cotton Reigned Until Slavery Was Outsourced

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Today, Western nations are forced to consider the price and flow of crude oil in all foreign policy decisions concerning the Middle East. From Algeria to Iran, Oil is King. However, back in 1861, petroleum was [...]

In Her Own Words: How Margaret Daley Comes Up with Her Stories

In Her Own Words by Vicki Hinze   Readers ask. Editors ask. And other writers ask:  How do you come up with your stories? The answer is simple, and complex. It’s different for every writer. Unique to that writer. For some, it’s [...]

Why We Never Forget

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard   Earlier this year, I was talking with a friend in the UK when Islamic terrorists attacked at their Parliament building. She said the UK had been dealing with terrorists time out of mind, and that while [...]

Today’s Feature: Forget Me Not

  “Hinze has written a masterful, complicated tale of suspense that gains momentum with each turn of a page. Her writing flows surely, moving from one character to the next, one setting to another, with readers keeping the swift [...]

An Insignificant Quaker Woman and the Course of History

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In real life, versus Hollywood, not all spooks are highly trained supermen and superwomen who look like Daniel Craig and Scarlett Johansson. Many are simple people who rise to the occasion of their moment in [...]

America’s National Observations: September

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Character and Credibility

  Character and Credibility By Vicki Hinze   This morning, doing time on my treadmill, I set aside my music and watched a few minutes of news—maybe four to five minutes of news—and in that time, I saw two members of congress behaving [...]