Thinking about the Coming Election and Other Stuff …

October 14th, 2012

By Dan Miller … put me in mind of some of my favorite old songs and of their persistent relevance. Scots ballads Based on a poem by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796), this ballad labeled Ode to Humanity seeks equal rights for all as opposed to special preferences for the favored. While listening, thoughts came […]


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The U.S. Constitution and Civil War

December 27th, 2011

By Dan Miller Emasculating the Constitution is bad way to preserve the nation. The first shots in the United States Civil War were fired by the South during an attack on Fort Sumter a century and a half ago on April 12, 1861, not long after President Lincoln’s election on November 6, 1860 and just […]


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Lincoln and the Civil War

February 8th, 2009

February 12, 2009 is the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.  This anniversary is generating books, TV specials, and heightened attention to the most revered of American presidents.  Many books have been written about Lincoln, some better than others.  Fred Kaplan offers a useful look at Lincoln books, good and bad, with recommendations of the best. In […]


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