Henry Ford was born 150 years ago, July 30, 1863. He is remembered now for building a great many automobiles, for saying that history was “bunk” and for a strenuous anti-Semitic campaign that did his Ford Motor Co. incalculable harm (and whose effects the company has successfully worked to ameliorate almost since the day he died, in 1947).
Seventy-five years ago this month, a Lockheed Orion Explorer airplane crashed in Point Barrow, Alaska. The one passenger, a rugged man originally from Oklahoma Indian Territory, died on impact along with the pilot.
You can already hear the rumbling in the distance -- a train of noisy liberal Democrats barreling straight for the White House. They should arrive just in time for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
Andy Rooney, the beetle-browed CBS commentator who pondered the logic of modern life on his “60 Minutes” segment for more than 30 years, died late yesterday in New York, according to CBS News. He was 92.
U.S. House Republican leaders named Representative Harold Rogers as their choice to head the Appropriations Committee, which would put the Kentuckian at the center of his party’s efforts next year to slash the federal budget.