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,…

by | Mar 5, 2019

Hoping for a knockout blow to battered, bedraggled remnants of the Confederate army, the starched and ready ranks of… Hold on. If memory serves, the Civil War wound up at Appomattox Court House, with Lee’s surrender to Grant. Maybe not….

by | Jul 26, 2018

In the summer of 1862, just weeks before the Battle of Sharpsburg (or Antietam) — the bloodiest single day of fighting in American history — Union Captain George Armstrong Custer attended the wedding of Confederate Captain John “Gimlet” Lea at…

by | Mar 16, 2018

In one of his final columns in 2015, my late friend Peter Hannaford wrote about how liberal activists had been trying to remove a statue of William McKinley not far from his home in California. On February 21, 2018, the…

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