A Peek Into A Civil War Critic’s Corner - SHAG-A-DOO-LA. Those of us who write about the Civil War for fun (rarely for profit) get our ideas from any number of sources. One never knows when or how some inspiration will occur. Driving to the store recently, I heard Leslie Gore’s great song from 1963, “She’s a Fool,” with that male background chorus chanting, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Who Controls Your Kids’ Lives? - Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change. “My educational policies are based on the fact that I care more about my children than you do,” Gramm once said to a woman. “No, you don’t,” she replied. “OK,” said Gramm. “What are their […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 4/16 to 4/23 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Mother Suing S.C. Secessionist Party After Children Photographed Holding Confederate Flags A North Charleston mother is suing the Secessionist Party of South Carolina after two of her children were photographed holding Confederate flag images and their pictures were posted on social media. The children are both black and under the age of 10, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Official Washington Crimes - WASHINGTON — William Casey was my lawyer. One day, I came into my office and found a large man sitting on my desk. I greeted him amiably, and he greeted me amiably. Yet he was still siting on my desk. At some point in our meeting, we settled into a more conventional seating arrangement, and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Europeans: Southern Accent Sexiest - The sexiest European accent, in my honest and well-honed opinion, is British, followed by Irish, followed by French, followed by Spanish, followed by Danish, followed by Greek, followed by Italian, followed by German, followed by some indeterminate accents my ignorant ears can’t place yet. American twang just can’t compare to the lilting music from across […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...