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The GOP, coming off a substantial defeat in the 2012 election and facing difficult demographic trends, is looking to eke out every last electoral vote they can. The latest strategy is to take advantage of blue states where the GOP nonetheless controls the state government. Show More Summary
Guantanamo: still an embarrassment.
So, everyone (that I’ve seen, at least) seems to be assuming that, should the GOP hold the debt ceiling hostage and Obama responds with some form of 14th Amendment maneuvers A Really Giant Coin IOUs That the Republicans will cave in, raise the debt limit, and things will go on as before. Show More Summary
Sinking the Titanic with a really big coin.
The Civil War sesquicentennial heats up with a grudge match of films.
World War I was not the only war of poetry.
What muskets did for sociability.
What they had in mind with "keep and bear arms"
I don’t blog any more (that’s a discussion for another day — or not). But since I still have the keys to the place, I’d like to add my voice to a growing chorus supporting Erik Loomis, who, as you may know, is now subject to a deeply hypocritical and craven witch hunt. I wish I were more surprised by this turn of events, but alas, I’m not. Show More Summary
Not being a constitutional scholar, I’m not entirely sure what to make of this claim: “In a nutshell, almost everything ordinary Americans think they know about the Bill of Rights, including the phrase ‘Bill of Rights,’ comes from the Reconstruction period. Show More Summary
(Originally from 2009. Worth a republish today) On this day in history, Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye, a Japanese-American from Hawaii, led his platoon into action near San Terenzo, Italy. Inouye, a member of the 442nd Regimental...Show More Summary
What states came out to vote?
Yesterday was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, something that has been marked at Edge a number of times (here, here, and here. I may have missed some). There are numerous remembrances around the web as well (though this one, which blames...Show More Summary
Just because a lot of news places seem to have forgotten, the name that really matters in this mess is the “beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend” Kasandra Perkins.
Getting stuff there and back. Important.
The wolves are out for David Petraeus now that he’s shown such horrendous personal judgment and lost his untouchable position. There are two forms that I’ve noticed thus far. There’s the “I served under Petraeus and he was awful!” form. Show More Summary
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Kay Summersby show that Generals have long been public with their relationships.
I tend to think that the “someone is wrong on the Internet” meme dominates too much discussion (wait, am I saying that people are wrong about people being wrong?), and so blogs become one long death march about failings, being disappointed, and other general wrongness. Show More Summary
Obama could have won without FL, VA, or OH.
Eating lots of bananas will get you into the Navy, apparently.