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Light Side Last Updated: Jan 26, 2021 - 12:20:32 PM


Light Side
Inside the Rowdy, Reckless Boomtown Bars of Alaska in the 1970s
As pipeline money poured into the city of Fairbanks, the Wild West saw a brief revival

Aug 1, 2020 - 3:09:58 PM

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The Quest For Jesus' Foreskin
While there are many relics attributed to Jesus surviving through more modern times- including famed 16th century Catholic Priest Erasmus pointing out the large number of buildings that could be built using all the pieces of Jesus' cross that were then around- unlike some other figures in the history of Christendom, relics of Jesus' body itself aren't really a thing

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:28:59 AM

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Trump Mocked for Praising the “S.S.” for Protecting Him from Antifa
Donald Trump has once again become the subject of scorn after he sent a tweet praising the “S.S.” and their response to Antifa. The President meant the Secret Service, but the jokes wrote themselves.

Jun 12, 2020 - 2:50:01 PM

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The Looming Crisis in Civil-Military Relations
Lashing out at critics who have charged him with building a wall around the White House to protect himself from peaceful protesters, Donald Trump claimed on Friday that the purpose of the wall is to prevent staffers from quitting en masse.

Jun 6, 2020 - 11:04:00 AM

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A Brief History of the Codpiece, the Personal Protection for Renaissance Equipment
Early in the eighteenth century, visitors to the Tower of London could gaze upon a painted wooden statue of Henry VIII, the English king who’d died some two hundred years before

May 25, 2020 - 12:50:29 PM



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