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  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It’s fun in politics to come across something clever once used against your situation that you can now use against the other side. I wish I could take credit for that “very still” gem, but it comes from an 1896 letter written by a leading Democrat of that day, New York Governor David B Hill,…

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It took about 12 weeks from the day Hitler declared war on the United States until German submarines sank the R.S. Resor, their first oil tanker, off the coast of South Jersey. From then until May 14, 1945 when U-858 surrendered and was escorted into Cape May there were frequent U-boat night…

The know-it-alls never saw it coming. The citizens of the United Kingdom have voted to exit the European Union by a margin of 52-48 percent.

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It must drive foreigners nuts trying to figure us out. I watched the funeral service for Muhammed Ali, born an obscure black kid with a slave’s name in Louisville, Kentucky and growing up as American as they come, bright-eyed and sure-footed and unafraid of men, governments or religions; an …

  • By JOE WILKINS. Columnist

One of the things everybody loves about Winston Churchill is his reputation for a fast and deadly wit. There are books filled with accounts of his lightning comebacks, as for example when Lady Astor told him if she were his husband she would poison his coffee, to which he said “Madame, if I …

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

One of the bragging points about being from the Atlantic City area is that we produce or attract extraordinary people, like Donald Trump and Sister Jean Webster. They are not a matching set. Trump, of Trump Tower, Trump’s casinos, Trumps Golf Courses and Trump’s Steaks and Wines, is in the f…

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

The history is murky and the tales sound shaky, but what emerges from the uncertain accounts of the Dark Ages is a blurred but persistent, often confusing, collection of legends and stories about the Children’s Crusades around 1212 AD when several earnest, energetic fanatics attracted tens o…

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  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It’s fun in politics to come across something clever once used against your situation that you can now use against the other side. I wish I could take credit for that “very still” gem, but it comes from an 1896 letter written by a leading Democrat of that day, New York Governor David B Hill,…

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It took about 12 weeks from the day Hitler declared war on the United States until German submarines sank the R.S. Resor, their first oil tanker, off the coast of South Jersey. From then until May 14, 1945 when U-858 surrendered and was escorted into Cape May there were frequent U-boat night…

The know-it-alls never saw it coming. The citizens of the United Kingdom have voted to exit the European Union by a margin of 52-48 percent.

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With Democratic lawmakers sitting in at the Capitol over gun control, it seems that South Jersey Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s office has been swamped with calls on the issue.

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

It must drive foreigners nuts trying to figure us out. I watched the funeral service for Muhammed Ali, born an obscure black kid with a slave’s name in Louisville, Kentucky and growing up as American as they come, bright-eyed and sure-footed and unafraid of men, governments or religions; an …

  • By JOE WILKINS. Columnist

One of the things everybody loves about Winston Churchill is his reputation for a fast and deadly wit. There are books filled with accounts of his lightning comebacks, as for example when Lady Astor told him if she were his husband she would poison his coffee, to which he said “Madame, if I …

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

One of the bragging points about being from the Atlantic City area is that we produce or attract extraordinary people, like Donald Trump and Sister Jean Webster. They are not a matching set. Trump, of Trump Tower, Trump’s casinos, Trumps Golf Courses and Trump’s Steaks and Wines, is in the f…

  • By JOE WILKINS, Columnist

The history is murky and the tales sound shaky, but what emerges from the uncertain accounts of the Dark Ages is a blurred but persistent, often confusing, collection of legends and stories about the Children’s Crusades around 1212 AD when several earnest, energetic fanatics attracted tens o…

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