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Illegal Immigrants Raise Havoc on US Border: The Mexican/American War, Part I

The Mexican/American War, Part I Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In 1820, the Mexican government offered a land grant to Moses Austin that encompassed an area about half the size of modern-day Texas. In return, Austin was to finance the settlement [...]

Anzac Day–Memorial Day New Zealand Style

Memorial Day–New Zealand Style By Matthew Wright Guest Post at Bayard & Holmes     In one of the quirks of history, both New Zealand and Australia remember their war dead on 25 April – which isn’t when any war ended. It’s [...]

Missiles and Lines — North Korea

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Once again, North Korea’s man-boy dictator Kim Jong-un, a.k.a. Kimi 3.0, has managed to attract international attention. The United States and most of North Korea’s neighbors are increasingly concerned [...]

Hekmet Fahmy–The Fox Behind the Desert Fox

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On June 10, 1940, Italy declared war on Great Britain. At the time, Great Britain lacked the resources to invade Italy, and Italy had no intention of invading Great Britain. However, the two enemies, along with [...]

Revenge & Obsession from NYT Bestseller Allison Brennan–MAKE THEM PAY

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is only two weeks away from her wedding to Sean Rogan when Sean’s twin siblings, Liam and Eden, hit town, and they are intent on much more than congratulating the bride and groom. [...]

What West Point Can Teach Hollywood

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Henry Ossian Flipper was the first African-American West Point graduate—not in 1970, or 1950, or even in 1930, but in the Class of 1877.    Henry was born a slave in Georgia in 1856. After the [...]

A Grain of Salt–Spy Ships, Officials, and Russian Missiles

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Big Media, Big Politics, and Big Business all profit financially and politically when they keep the public worked up in fear and/or outrage. They are not our friends. Let’s take some of their power back [...]

Outrage and a Grain of Salt–NSC, Bannon, and The Washington Post

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard The Unholy Threesome of Big Media, Big Politics, and Big Business is never happier than when the public is outraged. Outrage means profits. Outrage means political steam. Outrage means the propaganda of foreign [...]

Farmers and Shopkeepers Raise Hell in a Cow Pen

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On the morning of January 16, 1781, an independent minded New Jersey fellow named Daniel Morgan led a force of continental soldiers and militia in an orderly retreat up a muddy South Carolina wagon road, escaping [...]

Annoying Relatives? Call the Spanking Santa!

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes The most wonderful stressful time of the year is upon us. Long lines, visiting relatives, and credit card bills that give bankers a warm, fuzzy feeling in their wallets. But fear [...]