Mercy Street Drama Tells Complex Story

Mercy Street Drama Tells Complex Story

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The real “Mercy Street” depicted in the PBS Civil War drama ran down Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, from the Mansion House Hospital to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary. It was an easy walk for James Green and his family, whose...
Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin

Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin

Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016? Our foreign policy elite’s answer appears to be a thunderous no. Case in point: U.S. relations with Russia. During the campaign Trump was...
News From Around the South 1/31 to 2/6

News From Around the South 1/31 to 2/6

FLORIDA: Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Returned to Renningers MOUNT DORA — Some people might not be surprised that black people served in the Civil War. They may have read about the war or have seen the movie, “Glory.” Or they may have heard the stories of...
Two Sides To Immigration Brouhaha

Two Sides To Immigration Brouhaha

No one gets anywhere by trying to roll Donald Trump’s immigration order and its varied implications into a spitball for hurling hard and fast at the Other Side. That is not to split the difference, in namby-pamby fashion, between supporters of the present...

News From Around the South 1/23 to 1/30

TEXAS: Texas Coast Site of First Ship to Ship Battle President Lincoln had sent Union vessels to block the ports of Galveston, Texas and Sabine Pass, Texas to stop the shipments of goods to Confederate forces in December 1863. On January 1, 1863, Confederate forces...