Green Dreams

Green Dreams

The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years. “That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced,” James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my...
The Dueling Columns of Clay and Calhoun

The Dueling Columns of Clay and Calhoun

As they were rivals in life, so, too, it seems, did senators Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun try to outrival each other in death—or at least their supporters did. In 2014, as part of a post I wrote about Calhoun-related sites in his home city of Charleston, South...
The Democrats Divide on Impeachment

The Democrats Divide on Impeachment

The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation. Candidate Donald Trump did not conspire or collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC or John Podesta. Trump...
News From Around the South 4/15 to 4/22

News From Around the South 4/15 to 4/22

BEAUFORT — “What brings you to our little corner of history today?” A volunteer greets each guest with the question as they wander into the Old Beaufort Firehouse across from the Arsenal on Craven Street. It feels appropriate for the spot that sits off a small...
How the South Won the Civil War

How the South Won the Civil War

Not so long ago, the Civil War was taken to be this country’s central moral drama. Now we think that the aftermath—the confrontation not of blue and gray but of white and black, and the reimposition of apartheid through terror—is what has left the deepest mark on...
Lessons From The Masters

Lessons From The Masters

Humans — particularly of the American variety — will knock you for a loop now and then. They seem down; they seem out — licked, run over, beaten to a pulp. Then lo! Then behold! They pull off something big and improbable of who’d have-thunk-it dimensions — just...