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Ackerman: Obama's Executive Amnesty Is Like the Emancipation Proclamation

Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi compared President Barack Obama's declaration of executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens to President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Yale constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman does the same. Show More Summary

Activist group: US-led Syria strikes kill over 900

BEIRUT (AP) — A prominent Syrian activist group monitoring its civil war says U.S.-led airstrikes in the country have killed over 900 people since September, many fighters of the militant Islamic State group, though some civilians as well.

Report: Firestone does business with Liberia warlords

Firestone in Liberia. Via @Marketplace, @ProPublica. Tires and civil war: America's business with warlords http://t.co/EjpGNybAYD — Kai Ryssdal (@kairyssdal) November 21, 2014

Election Season in Sierra Leone

In October 2012, I went to Sierra Leone to cover the elections, the first without a peacekeeping presence since the end of the civil war. I didn’t have to wait long before I ran into Reagan Bush, a man gifted in the art of mocking earnest American writers. I met him in a bar that […]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Where you stand depends on where you sit

Politico: Rand Paul says he wants surveillance reform. Instead, he helped sink it. And now he’s under fire from the civil liberties groups who have been his strongest allies in his war on the NSA’s domestic spying program. I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here. Show More Summary

Recapturing Growth in Ebola-Stricken West Africa

Unlike a civil war or natural disaster, an epidemic does not destroy property. But it sharply increases the cost of doing business, with powerful effects on employment and investment.

CASTING CALL: Villainous Possibilities for Daniel Bruhl in "Captain America: Civil War"

Daniel Bruhl has been cast a mystery villain in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War," but which Marvel antagonist will the accomplished actor portray?

Rep. Mike Kelly: Obama Dragging Us Into Civil War

The Ann Coulter influenced GOP is spinning out of control with their silly talk of our shreddedConstitution, impending impeachment and now Civil war. There is nothing in American history that tea party freaks will not soil and Rep. Kelly is right there with the best of them: Rep. Show More Summary

GOP’s shutdown civil war looms: Why party leadership is already at odds with conservatives

Rep. Hal Rogers is trying to convince lawmakers they can nix Obama's executive action without his signature. Huh?

This War of Mine

4 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

From 11 bit Studios comes a game called This War of Mine which offers an unflinching view of war focusing on injury, suffering, and survival of the civilian population of a city besieged by civil war. Wired's Matt Peckham has a good review. This War of Mine imagines an endless civil war. Show More Summary

Looking For Conflict Along Sherman’s March

I’ve said it before. Mainstream media can’t help but report a Civil War related story without resorting to the popular meme of an “unfinished war.” Americans are supposedly still fighting the war. This afternoon I caught this interview with Professor James Cobb of the University of Georgia, who discussed the history and especially the legacy […]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 11/17

Congratulations to fellow blogger and historian, Keith Harris, on the publication of his new book. It’s always nice to see hard work rewarded and I hope Keith is enjoying that feeling of holding a new hardcover book. I’ve made my way through the first chapter and can’t recommend it enough. Keith’s work fits neatly into […]

The History of Sherman’s March is Finally Becoming History

Yesterday the New York Times published a piece by Alan Blinder on Southern memory of Sherman’s March and the new marker commemorating its 150th anniversary. The article pretty much raises the same questions about our Civil War memory in the South as other events during the sesquicentennial. The theme of the article is struggle. White […]

Charter movement’s civil war: Meet the activist who says “unions get way too much blame”

Not all charter school advocates want to gut teacher tenure and unions. Activist Steve Barr has a different view

Is There a Civil War Brewing in Jerusalem and the West Bank?

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

The killings at the Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday and the spate of Israeli killings of Palestinians in the West Bank are all small harbingers of a coming civil war.

Star Wars: X-Wing

The Galactic Civil War is at its height. The Sullustans are negotiating to join the Rebel Alliance, but the Empire is rumoured to be constructing a weapon of incredible power. Into this chaos steps Keyan Farlander, a fresh recruit for the Alliance. Show More Summary

‘Captain America: Civil War’: Fans respond to Daniel Brühl’s casting

Speculation is ramping up about the role Daniel Brühl will play in “Captain America: Civil War” after Marvel announced his […]

Haunted Theatres of Maryland

Alumni Hall Campus of McDaniel College Westminster As can be expected, McDaniel College, a small four-year, private liberal arts college has a number of spirits. Founded in 1867—in the turbulent years following the Civil War—the school was founded as Western Maryland College. Show More Summary

3rd Possibility: Coming Civil War in West Bank/ Jerusalem?

By Juan Cole | – Observers of the evolution of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians have long argued that there are only two likely outcomes of the alternating violence and…

Liberal War on Reality Features Men Giving Birth

What a bizarre and sickening freak show progressives are reducing Western Civilization to: 54 men have given birth in Australia in the last year alone, according to figures released by

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