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History: You’re Doing It Wrong

Slavery is not why most men fought in the Civil War.

Lest I be pilloried and accused of hate crimes over that unorthodox statement, let me hasten to clarify:  Slavery was one of the great horrors of history, a crime against all of humanity perpetrated by Americans both before and after the Revolution, through the Civil War, and (more…)

Obama Is Not Taking Your Guns

I should have started this with “Spoiler Alert”.  ‘Cause nobody’s seen this movie yet.

A couple of days ago, President Obama announced on national television that he was taking executive action about gun violence.  He invoked memories of tragedies, from Newtown and Aurora through Ford Hood and San Bernardino, and at one point he broke into tears.

I’m going to (more…)