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August 27, 2017

Between Columbus and Cuomo: The Italian Experience in America, 1992 Revisted

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Monuments to Christopher Columbus are ubiquitous in America, or as they say "as American as pizza pie." This one is mostly unnoticed near an entrance to State Road 8 in Torrington CT, so efforts to tear it down are unlikely.

Given the recurrent debate over monuments of dubious distinction I thought to remind people that, as I wrote in 1992: Five hundred years ago an Italian discovered America. Five...

July 17, 2017

The Dog Days of Gotham's Italian American Politicians 2017

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer in North Canaan, Connecticut

I haven’t commented on New York, and nearby, Italian American political superstars in a while and thought it was a good time to literally catch up with the poop. Lucky for me,...

February 1, 2017

The Italian American Contribution to Trump's Muslim Immigration Ban

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
The only good thing I can find about The Donald is that some of his hair matches that of my late Rosita.

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution (1979) simply states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise...