The First Freedom - “ But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. ” — Supreme Court of the United States, November 25, 2020 When teaching law students about the Bill of Rights, professors often ask on the first day of class which is the first freedom protected by the First Amendment. The students invariably answer, […]
How The Civil War Divided Native American Nations - The American Civil War wasn’t just a conflict between citizens of the Union and the Confederacy. Spilling over into Indian Territory, on the western frontier of the war, it profoundly divided tribal nations, communities and families. An estimated 20,000 Indian soldiers participated in the conflict, fighting for both sides. At the outset of the war, many nations in Indian Territory […]
Has Bibi Boxed Biden In On Iran? - If Israel, as is universally believed and has not been denied, was behind the assassination of Iran’s leading nuclear scientist, questions arise: Why would the Israelis kill him? And why would they do it now? The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, it is conceded, was a leader in Iran’s nuclear bomb program, but that program was disbanded […]
News From Around the South 11/23 to 11/30 - ARKANSAS: Confederate Monument Stays on Historic List During Transition BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The National Register of Historic Places has approved moving the Confederate monument to its new home at James H. Berry Park, according to a news release. The announcement came Tuesday, said Joey McCutchen, who represents the Arkansas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. […]
When The Enslaved Went South - In the four decades before the Civil War, an estimated several thousand enslaved people escaped from the south-central United States to Mexico. Some received help—from free Black people, ship captains, Mexicans, Germans, preachers, mail riders, and, according to one Texan paper, other “lurking scoundrels.” Most, though, escaped to Mexico by their own ingenuity. They acquired […]