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
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.
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
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 […]
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
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.
Daniel Bruhl has been cast a mystery villain in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War," but which Marvel antagonist will the accomplished actor portray?
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
Rep. Hal Rogers is trying to convince lawmakers they can nix Obama's executive action without his signature. Huh?
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not all charter school advocates want to gut teacher tenure and unions. Activist Steve Barr has a different view
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.
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
Speculation is ramping up about the role Daniel Brühl will play in “Captain America: Civil War” after Marvel announced his […]
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
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…
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