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Name recognition would not be the problem. William Tecumseh Sherman - about as memorable a moniker as exists in American military history. "He and Grant won the Civil War." "Named a tank after him." Broad segments of the American public, albeit mostly male, can probably conjure up this much. Show More Summary

Baathist Riposte: How the Regime Came back in the Syrian Civil War in 2014

In the course of 2014, two major trends, long since visible in the Syrian civil war, were strengthened. First, the Baath regime of Bashar al-Assad continued to assert control over most urban…

MH17: Russia changes its allegations

There has been a significant change in the Russian position over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the disputed civil war ridden eastern Ukraine on 17 July with the loss of 298 lives. A blurred out video claimed to be of an eyewitness to a Ukraine flown Russian built Su-25 being involved in [...]

50 Numbers From 2014 That Sound Fake But That Are Actually Real

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, 2014 was quite a bizarre year, wasn’t it? The past 12 months brought us MH370, Ebola, civil war in Ukraine, civil unrest in Ferguson, the rise of ISIS and the fall of the Democrats in the midterm elections. Show More Summary

Local Liberian Communities Take Action

The fight against the Ebola epidemic is a critical global issue that has captivated the attention of the broader international community. It has been a decade since Liberia emerged from an extended civil war. During this period of reconstruction,...Show More Summary

Satellite images show historic Syrian sites reduced to rubble

A long and bloody civil war has taken an immeasurable toll on the people of Syria, but a new report provides a detailed analysis of the toll on the country's cultural heritage sites that have also fallen victim to the unrest. Several...Show More Summary

Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on the list — including both...

Heritage sites ravaged by Syria's war

Nearly 300 historic sites destroyed, damaged or looted during civil war that has claimed more than 200,000 lives.

Last Best Hope of What?

Most Civil War enthusiasts, including yours truly, know much too little about the international context of our civil war. It is with this in mind that I dove right into Don Doyle’s new book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War. It’s an absolutely fascinating story that includes a […]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Twas the week we use twas in a sentence edition

Erik Kaplan is pro-Santa. In 1897 the American Civil War correspondent and editor Francis Pharcellus Church wrote an editorial for the New York newspaper The Sun in defense of religious belief. The piece responded to a question by 8-year-old Virginia O. Show More Summary

The Civil War Soldiers Who Glowed and the Possible Implications!

During the Battle of Shiloh in 1862, 3000 soldiers died and 16,000 were wounded. Soldiers often succumbed to the worst of deaths, bacterial. They marched on, in spite of wounds in horrible conditions and weakened immune systems, unable to fight these bacteria. Show More Summary

Texas Plumber Shocked His Old Ford F-250 Is Now In Terrorists' Hands

Mark Oberholtzer of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, Texas, has no need to imagine, but it's probably his worst nightmare. That's because an image of his old Ford F-250 is now on Twitter as a gun platform in the Syrian Civil War. Continue...Show More Summary

11 Best Confederate Soldier Baby Names Of 2014

6 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

You’ve probably heard about the big trend among “hipster parents” of naming their infants after civil war letters from the national archives, and if you haven’t, well, it’s officially a thing now.

Sony hack reveals Hollywood’s bitter civil war

The upshot is that the execs, so dependent on the 'talent,' appear to envy and resent it — even hate it — and the emails are the smoking gun of that hostility.

One Million People Have Been Wounded In Syrian Civil War Since 2011

As the militants of ISIS continue to takeover large swathes of territory in Syria, a recent report has revealed that an estimated one million people have been wounded since 2011, as a result of the civil war, which has plagued the country. Show More Summary

From Syria and Iraq to Iran: Kurdish Minorities Push For Autonomy

By James M. Dorsey More than than three years into Syria's brutal civil war, Syrian Kurds have carved out an entity of their own close to the border with Turkey. Their battle against Islamic State, the jihadist group that has conquered...Show More Summary

No Spidey for ‘Civil War’ But for ‘Infinity War’? Maybe…

last weekOdd : Nerd Bastards

The ongoing cyber-hacking issues of Sony Pictures have been both morally ambiguous and informative. In the wake of the cancellation of the release of The Interview, which Nerd Bastards commented on earlier today, news continues to be parsed from stolen e-mails about the various people and projects at Sony’s two studios, and a lot of […]

The War on (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs Is Also A War on the Fourth Amendment

I am working on a longer piece about how Sotomayor has emerged as the leading civil libertarian voice on the Court.  But in the meantime, read Lithwick on the case that came down Monday,  in which the Court held that a search of a motorist who was not in fact doing anything illegal was nonetheless […]

'Gone With the Wind' earned positive review when it debuted

The Daily News gave the Civil War epic four stars when it first showed 75 years ago.

Texas plumber reports phone threats after truck spotted in Syrian war photo

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Houston-area plumbing company owner has been getting threatening phone calls after one of his former work trucks turned up in a photograph on a Twitter feed that appears to show a militant group fighting in Syria’s civil war. Jeff Oberholtzer traded in a Ford F-250 more than a year ago that...

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