Draft Registration For Women? Supreme Court Stands Down

To everything there is a season, and in a season when the Supreme Court will decide many important questions, the justices have recognized an important truth: For major constitutional issues, there is a time to act, and there is a time to do nothing. They followed...

News From Around the South 6/14 to 6/21

TENNESSEE: Confederate General's Remains To Leave Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's polarizing presence has hung over Memphis since he moved here in 1852 — his legacy cemented by a giant statue that loomed over all who passed his...

All Is Hype For Biden-Putin Summit

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. Karl Marx's comment came to mind as President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to equate their tete-a-tete at the G7 confab in Cornwall, England, to the Atlantic Charter conference of 80 years...

News From Around The South 6/7 to 6/14

VIRGINIA: Research Finds Scores of Rockbridge African American Men Joined Union In Civil War LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - When researchers at the Rockbridge Historical Society were looking into local African American history, they were in for a surprise. “And I saw a...

Torture Enters The Courtroom

For the first time in American history, a federal judge last week authorized the government to admit as evidence in a criminal case in a public courtroom words uttered by the defendant that were obtained under torture. The fruits of torture — which is any cruel or...

The Problem With Dropping Standards in the Name of Racial Equity

The classics department at Princeton University recently decided that the idea that classics majors ought to know Latin or Greek has been a mistake. Old-fashioned, perhaps. Until now, undergrads who wanted to major in the study of classical texts needed to come into...

What Is America’s Cause In The World?

"Take away this pudding; it has no theme," is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of him. Writers have used Churchill's remark to describe a foreign policy that lacks coherence or centrality of purpose. For most of...

News From Around The South 5/31 to 6/7

VIRGINIA: State Dedicating Historical Marker For "Central Lunatic Asylum" Site  RICHMOND, Va. -- A state historical marker will be dedicated Monday that highlights the Central Lunatic Asylum -- the first standalone hospital for African Americans suffering from mental...

Taking Liberty For Granted

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). No one knows if Thomas Jefferson personally uttered those words. They have been widely attributed to him, but they don't appear in any of his writings. If he did not literally utter them, he...

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