The Gaslighting of America

This week, Project Veritas released a video of Charlie Chester, a CNN technical director, talking to a woman who recorded him during what he thought were "dates"; she had purposely targeted him and videoed him surreptitiously. While you might not agree with her...

What Images Of Black Military Surgeons Reveal About Civil War

When shots were fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, the Civil War began—and so did a new era in American photojournalism. But even though the conflict was the first U.S. war to be systematically photographed, photographs of Black Civil War soldiers, 160 years...

Putin And Xi Have Red Lines, Too

What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to? In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and troops have been moving by road and rail ever closer to Ukraine, and Moscow is said to be repositioning its 56th Guards Air Assault Brigade in Crimea. Military...

News From Around the South 4/5 to 4/12

ALABAMA: After Threats To Turn It Into a Toilet, Confederate Monument Recovered As ransom demands go, this one was a bit different. After a heavy, ornately carved limestone chair dedicated to Jefferson Davis disappeared last month from a Confederate burial ground in...

The Tyranny Of The Majority

"Which is better — to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or three thousand tyrants one mile away?" — Rev. Mather Blyes (1706-1788) Does it really matter if the instrument curtailing liberty is a monarch or a popularly elected legislature? This...

Where America First Went Wrong on Civil War Monuments

Charlottesville, Virginia, has finally received the green light to remove our spurned Confederate statues. After enduring years of legal delay and violent white supremacist attacks, on April 1 the Supreme Court of Virginia decided in favor of the city’s effort to rid...

For What Should We Fight Russia Or China?

Last Monday, in a single six-hour period, NATO launched 10 air intercepts to shadow six separate groups of Russian bombers and fighters over the Arctic, North Atlantic, North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. Last week also brought reports that Moscow is increasing its...

News From Around the South 3/29 to 4/5

FLORIDA: Bayonet Discovered ByJacksonville Gardener May Be Connected To Grant's March In 1861  A bayonet discovered by a Jacksonville man tilling his garden may have a connection to Grant's March, the July 1861 journey that took then-Col. Ulysses S. Grant and 1,000...

Hope for the Dead

That God, which ever lives and loves, One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event To which the whole creation moves. — Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) When American colonists were oppressed by governance from Britain, the word most frequently uttered...

Obiter Dicta

Recent Posts

  • ALABAMA: After Threats To Turn It Into a Toilet, Confederate Monument Recovered As ransom demands go, this one was a bit different. After a heavy, ornately carved limestone chair dedicated Read More