Morgan’s Path With Confederacy Included Escape From Ohio Penitentiary

Bent slightly in stature, balding steadily and a bit on the heavy side, John Hunt Morgan was not that impressive to the casual viewer. By only looking at the man, one would miss was the extraordinary charisma of this most impressive of generals. By the summer of 1863,...

Playing With Fire On Russia’s Borders

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland, where thousands of Middle Eastern migrants had been living in squalor. Last week, that border crossing was the site of clashes between asylum-seekers trying to...

News From Around the South 11/15 to 11/22

GEORGIA: Closing Arguments Expected In Arbery Killing BRUNSWICK – After two weeks of testimony in the trial of three white men charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting, attorneys are expected to deliver their closing arguments today. Race has permeated the...

What If Leviathan Destroys Our Freedom?

What if the federal government views the Constitution as an obstacle to be avoided? What if many of its most earnest endeavors have been spent finding ways to evade it? What if the dual purposes of the Constitution were and remain the establishment of the federal...

When The News Feels Like The Weather

One way to think of the national news is like a political weather forecast. Facts don't come first — the emotional tone does. The Donald Trump project always sounded doomed, perpetually on the verge of dying in darkness. During the 2016 presidential campaign, one Time...

Film Highlights ‘Lost Cause’ Myth, Mississippi Voices

Holmes County Central High School students wore the required red polos and khaki pants that are part of their school uniforms as they fidgeted in their seats, waiting for documentary director Rachel Boynton and her one-man crew to adjust the lights and sounds for her...

News From Around the South 11/8 to 11/15

VIRGINIA: Three Slain Black Civil War Soldiers Honored With Monument LIGNUM, VA. –  On the stunningly sunny and crystal clear, crisp morning of Saturday, Nov. 6, just ahead of Veteran’s Day, some 200 people from far and wide came together in rural Culpeper County,...

Mystery: How Augusta Paper’s Civil War Editor Blamed For Outcome

Here is the mystery of Nathan S. Morse, the war-time editor of The Augusta Chronicle. Here is the mystery of a man so principled, he left his native North, decrying the power grabs of new President Abraham Lincoln. Here is the mystery of a man who came South to...

The Government Lies About Its Secrets

Recently, this column offered a critical analysis of the state secrets privilege. Last week, the government twice brought it to new lows. Here is the backstory. A legal privilege is the ability of a party in litigation to keep a communication from the court and one's...

News From Around the South 11/1 to 11/8

GEORGIA: Who Will Run Georgia's Confederate-Themed Stone Mountain Park? Stone Mountain, Ga. — The only bidder for management of Georgia’s Confederate-themed, state-owned Stone Mountain Park is a new firm created by an official of the company that’s pulling out, the...

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