by | Mar 8, 2020

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said the Corps will remove “Confederate paraphernalia” from its facilities. Exactly what is covered remains unclear, but the directive marks a dramatic change in the military’s relationship with the nation’s most costly and personal…

by | Feb 19, 2020

Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America by Fergus M. Bordewich (Knopf, 480 pages, $32.50) Most Civil War students realize that Congress was ahead of President Lincoln on matters such…

by | Jan 31, 2020

If we’re more divided now than we were at any time since the Civil War, ask yourself where we’d be in an easily imagined future world in which impeachment has fizzled, Trump is reelected, and a few more conservative judges…

by | Oct 29, 2019

A decade after the 2008 taxpayer bailout, Americans remained skeptical of banks. According to a 2018 survey, one-third of the public had “hardly any confidence in bank leaders” as compared to 10 percent before the bailout. In reality, the rescue…

by | Oct 25, 2019

Ignored among current reparations discussions is the fact the South has already paid them — if not for slavery, then for losing the Civil War. For at least 25 years after the war, over half of the federal budget was…

by | Aug 29, 2019

Texas novelist William Humphrey revealed how Confederate statues animate the Southern tradition: “If the Civil War is more alive to the Southerner than the Northerner it is because all of the past is, and this is so because the Southerner has a…

by | Aug 12, 2019

Last week aging rocker Tommy Lee, who was last relevant in the 1980s as the drummer for the band Mötley Crüe, blew up Twitter with a recitation of an old left-wing screed that had originally appeared on social media and in…

by | Jul 3, 2019

This Independence Day, many of us will be enjoying good food, good company — and maybe even a good book. If you’re looking for something to read over the long weekend, I can think of no better choice than Michael…

by | Jun 21, 2019

On June 15, 1864 the Army of the Potomac established what became the siege of Petersburg, which acted as the gateway to Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of Virginia. Although the city was not enveloped, Gen. Ulysses…

by | Apr 29, 2019

Willoughby Run is a stream too small to be called a creek. Trickling southward through the hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania, it runs between two low ridges and crosses U.S. Highway 30 east of what is now a golf course,…

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