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Breitbart has the scoop: Journalists on the campaign trail saw [President Lyndon] Johnson drunkenly board a plane armed with nuclear weapons and then accidentally drop them on the United States. Luckily, by the grace of God, they did not go off. The day is not lost as long as there’s a Dr. Strangelove reference possible. (h/t @davidfolkenflik)
The difficulties of figuring how one side is doing militarily in a war where terrain is less than important are legion, even without allowing for errors: The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in...Show More Summary
But over each other? Not so much.
Been having a lot of those lately:
John F. Kennedy really is a blank slate to be used for whatever grand narrative someone wants to tell about 20th century American politics, foreign policy, or just about anything: Their next hero, two decades later, is President John F. Show More Summary
Or so it seems: Essie May Washington-Williams was the daughter of Thurmond and his family’s black maid. The identity of her famous father was rumored for decades in political circles and the black community. But not until after the South...Show More Summary
It’s about time. The reality, of course, is that women have been in combat for a long time, and nowhere more than in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the front lines rarely exist except in the most fluid way. This is exemplified...Show More Summary
Okay, this is as close as I’ll come to shilling for my new book (which, you’ll note, has already been panned by a disgruntled reviewer at Amazon). My friend Phillip Barron has just built me an author website. Please check it out if you’d like. Show More Summary
Senator Rand Paul, to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today: Mr. Paul told Secretary Clinton if he had been president at the time of the Benghazi attack that he would have relieved her from her job, for not knowing about appeals for more security. Show More Summary
The US has always tried for empire, at home and abroad.
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