Remembering a Civil War Chaplain

Remembering a Civil War Chaplain

When General Robert E. Lee was engaged at Chancellorsville in May 1863, and when Brigadier General William Barksdale’s Brigade faced an attack by an overwhelming number of Union troops back in Fredericksburg, the man who rode bareback to warn Lee was a small, slightly...
Shutdown Could Kill More Than Virus

Shutdown Could Kill More Than Virus

Thursday’s unemployment update confirms that over the last three weeks, nearly 17 million Americans have been laid off because of the shutdown. That’s one-tenth of the nation’s workforce. It’s not just an economic fact. It’s a public...
News From Around the South 4/6 to 4/13

News From Around the South 4/6 to 4/13

ALABAMA: Prehistoric Forest Found On Sea Floor Off Coast An ancient forest has been found “entombed” in the floor of the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama, prompting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to orchestrate a study of the haunting site. Among the...
Hope For the Dead at Easter

Hope For the Dead at Easter

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...
How Vietnam Shaped the Right

How Vietnam Shaped the Right

We often misunderstand and underestimate the importance of foreign policy events for domestic politics. Americans tend to treat as a truism the idea that foreign policy makes little difference in elections, and that voters rarely pay attention to what happens outside...