The Chaos of the Civil War

The Chaos of the Civil War

The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American history and those who lived through it were beset by what historian Bruce Catton described as an “air of outright melodrama.” The war certainly took on apocalyptic dimensions for many Americans. For others, it was a...
The Hillary Clinton Dilemma

The Hillary Clinton Dilemma

Hillary Clinton has never felt that lucky. Bill Clinton has always been the lucky one of the pair. If Bill had been the Titanic, the iceberg would have sunk. But now, after the Republican National Convention has come to a ragged end, the future is looking brighter for...
News From Around the South 7/18 to 7/25

News From Around the South 7/18 to 7/25

LOUISIANA: SCV Group Says it Won’t Use Confederate Flag SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA — The Confederate flag has been a topic of discussion nationwide, particularly after last year’s Charleston church shooting. The topic is once again being revisited, but in a...

Ignoring Politicians

My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they’ll interview Democrats. I’m glad they do it — because I despise most politicians. There are exceptions, of course, but after years of reporting, I’ve concluded...
Feds Fight Civil War Flag Battle

Feds Fight Civil War Flag Battle

WASHINGTON — A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag’s display on federal property, including in the U.S. Capitol complex. The National Park Service, the...
The Dumbest Idea

The Dumbest Idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong. Political crusades,...