Is House Impeachment Process Fair? - Last week, the White House legal counsel wrote to congressional leaders stating President Donald Trump’s legal views of the impeachment investigation now being conducted by the House of Representatives. The essence of Pat Cipollone’s letter argued that the impeachment investigation is illegitimate, unconstitutional and unfair. The illegitimacy argument contended that since the House has yet […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
America’s Worst Idea - Earlier this year, the historian Timothy Naftali revealed a 1971 conversation between Richard Nixon, then the president of the United States, and Ronald Reagan, then the governor of California, in which Reagan referred to African United Nations delegates as “monkeys” who are “still uncomfortable wearing shoes.” Reagan was expressing anger over those African nations that voted […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Intolerance in Academia - If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation’s institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization. John Leo, its editor in chief, says that the organization’s prime mission is dedicated to the revival of intellectual pluralism and the best traditions of liberal education at America’s colleges […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 10/7 to 10/14 - VIRGINIA: Researchers Excavate Civil War-Era ‘Ghost Fleet’ SUFFOLK, Va. – What lies beneath? That’s the big question a group of archeologists is delving and digging into this month in Suffolk. Two years ago, Suffolk history buff Kermit Hobbs stumbled upon something sticking out of the mud in the Nansemond River that caught his curiosity. “My […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
In China, Freedom of Speech is No Slam Dunk - The current social media dust-up between the National Basketball Association and China reflects the stark differences between the ways the United States and China understand freedom — freedom of speech, in particular. As I wrote last month, “Hong Kong was returned to China (in 1997) with an agreement that the two would be one country […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...