While we're not yet where we want to be, America has come a long way since May 1, 1950

On the first of May in 1950, members of the Mosinee, Wis., American Legion—war veterans, all of them—dressed themselves in Russian military uniforms and staged a Red Dawn-like takeover of their small town. The town's mayor, Ralph E. Kronenwetter, was dragged from…

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