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TIMELY MATTERS: 'Maverick' delivers

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“So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best.”

— H.G. Wells,

“The World Set Free,” 1914

I’m pretty good at finding the silver lining of dark clouds, but, quite frankly, I’ve grown tired of good, decent, responsible people being shamed by woke social justice warriors who’ve proclaimed America an evil, racist place despite the fact that it’s America that provides them the right to say so. I love America, despite its faults. My family and friends love America. But somehow, the political far-left, to include the higher-ed community and the film and television industry, have succeeded in asserting that the things we love and honor with our lives are not worthy of our devotion.

So it was that I was in need of a good, honest dose of red-white-and-blue patriotism when we went to see “Top Gun: Maverick” last week and it delivered in its unashamedly American,........

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