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(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.
The use of words and phrases, associated with presidential elections, over the last century, from the Google Ngram viewer: More as I think of them.
Aggregating the Pundits, good, bad, and just awful.
What's in play?
The last lines of Shiloh by Charles Allen: The birds are singing today, Where wounded and dying men Once laid and breathed their life away, A quiet peace with music now and then. The cornfield this past weekend, a month after sesquicentennial celebrations, was mostly silent, too.
Why, no, General Burnside, we don't need the bridge.
I’m teaching a Cornell Adult University course this week on the Battle of Antietam. The course starts tomorrow, but I scouted various parts of the battlefield today, to check them out and refresh my memory. I took photographs to share. Show More Summary
In honor of Andrew Sullivan’s post-debate freakout, I re-ran my earlier electoral update. This time, I used polls from after the debate or, if none were available, from before the debate giving Romney a five-point bounce. Unlike last...Show More Summary
Memorialization is replacing memory.
To get a sense of the race today, and using the invaluable tool at 270 to win, I awarded all the swing states in which either candidate is polling on average more than 5 points or more ahead of their opponent (actually, Romney is not ahead by five points or more in any of the swing states, so it was just Obama). Show More Summary