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DON A CAPE AND WOW THE LADIES — AND GENTLEMEN!

DON A CAPE AND WOW THE LADIES — AND GENTLEMEN! »

20 Oct, 2020
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Warm and dashing, the capa española can be twirled haughtily around the wearer’s body twice or even three times. And Capas Seseña is the only establishment still existing in all Spain with a proud and single-minded dedication to the making of the classic Spanish cape, cut and sewn right there on the old turn-of-the-century premises. The traditional garment has been enchanting elegant national and international fashion audiences (and wearers, of course) unfailingly all these many years.

RAFA NADAL SLAMS IT TO THE MAGIC 20!

RAFA NADAL SLAMS IT TO THE MAGIC 20! »

13 Oct, 2020
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On Sunday, 11 October 2020, the World’s Number 2 ATP player demolished Serbian Novak Djokovic, the World’s Number 1, in three straight sets at the Roland Garros final. As the Spanish national anthem resounded in the Philippe Chatrier court, tears of emotion glistened in the Spanish eyes. In his victory speech, Rafa Nadal said, "I never hide that I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams, no doubt about that. The records, of course, I care." About Roger Federer who got there first, he said, "We will see when we end our careers. I believe our rivalry is something beautiful."

A SECOND OPINION:  Trump Better, Campaigning Hard

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Better, Campaigning Hard »

12 Oct, 2020
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Donald Trump says he feels better than ever and is ready to resume the campaign trail. If I were Trump, I would have crawled into bed until the election was over, but Trump’s a fighting man and doesn’t want to appear weak in front of his constituents. He took experimental drugs to get over the virus faster and fought his doctors tooth and nail every step of the way.

A SECOND OPINION: Trump and Melania Fight the Coronavirus

A SECOND OPINION: Trump and Melania Fight the Coronavirus »

6 Oct, 2020
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He wouldn’t wear a mask unless forced to; he was lax about “social distancing” at his meetings and rallies. He disputed with the experts about the pandemic. And now he’s been hospitalized at the Walter Reed Military Hospital for a “mild” case of the covid-19 virus. His wife Melania is also suffering from the virus and is in isolation at the White House.

THE “CONFUSED” MASK MAN, THAT’S WHO DR. ROBERT REDFIELD IS!

THE “CONFUSED” MASK MAN, THAT’S WHO DR. ROBERT REDFIELD IS! »

30 Sep, 2020
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If we could get everybody to wear a mask right now, I really do think over the

A STATESIDE STORY: A Justice Dies; a Nomination Looms

A STATESIDE STORY: A Justice Dies; a Nomination Looms »

20 Sep, 2020
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Chief Justice John Roberts:   “Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature.”

IN MEMORIAM: WARM WORDS FROM U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES FOR RUTH BADER GINSBURG

IN MEMORIAM: WARM WORDS FROM U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES FOR RUTH BADER GINSBURG »

20 Sep, 2020
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"I loved her to pieces."

A STUNNING SPANISH BEAUTY WOWS FRENCH EMPEROR & MARRIES HER

A STUNNING SPANISH BEAUTY WOWS FRENCH EMPEROR & MARRIES HER »

1 Sep, 2020
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At first the intentions of Charles Louis Napoleon (shortly to be crowned Noapoleon III) might have been less than honorable, but Eugenia, granddaughter of an American Consul, insisted that he think of her as a possible consort and not as another courtesan. Five weeks after the proclamation of the second French empire, Napoleon III proposed to Eugenia de Montijo in December of 1852, and she readily accepted becoming Empress Eugenie of France.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CURRENT EVENTS…NEWS…BUSINESS/Civil Guards Still Adjusting to Democracy,” 31 May 1985

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CURRENT EVENTS…NEWS…BUSINESS/Civil Guards Still Adjusting to Democracy,” 31 May 1985 »

13 Aug, 2020
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A news item about the Civil Guards (Guardia Civil) and how it is adjusting to parliamentary democracy in Spain ten years after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. During the dictatorship, the Guardia Civil was a reactionary element associated with internal surveillance and political repression. Once dedicated to repressing opposition to the Franco regime, the adjustment of the police, but, it seems, especially the Civil Guards to democratic rule was not always easy.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Salads: Let Us Bury the Myth,” 22 July 1988

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Salads: Let Us Bury the Myth,” 22 July 1988 »

10 Aug, 2020
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The time has come to give that perennial stepchild of every meal, the Green Salas, a long hard look and some serious re-thinking. Salad should serve as a stimulant to appetite and a refresher in the Meal; when it becomes a mere decorative accessory in a class with parsley garnish, it is time to reconsider its positive contribution to the pleasures of the table. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with plain local lettuce tossed around with ordinary oil and vinegar and finished off with a sprinkle of salt and a grind of pepper. A plain lettuce salad is not merely not bad – it is definitely very good.