See You in Richmond

Beginning tomorrow morning around 8:45am you can view a live webcast of Virginia’s first “Signature Conference” commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial from the Robbins Center at the University of Richmond.  […]

“Magnolia Morning”

I thought we might start the week off with a scene of peace and beauty. “It was the morning of great dreams and the day of high hopes. The night […]

Civil War Sesquicentennial Fast Approaching

I am counting down the days for Wednesday’s much-anticipated inaugural event of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.  Virginia is far ahead of the pack in organizing events for this 4-year commemoration.  […]

Robert E. Lee Has Never Been So Cheap

Yesterday I picked Jon Meacham’s Pulitzer Prize winning biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House as well as Susan Jacoby’s The Age of American Unreason.  On the way […]

Was That Really Necessary, Mr. Councilman?

I‘ve said before that the best place to display a Confederate flag is in a museum where it can be properly interpreted.  It’s always surprised me that given the divisive […]

Spring Is In the Air

I can always tell when the school year is beginning to wind down by looking around campus.  The campus explodes with an array of colors.  The flowers are beginning to […]

Civil War in Texas

From Mother Jones: It’s time for Ken Burns to dust off his Steenbeck. Rick Perry has decided to ease Texas into some kind of secessionist revolt. This was bravely put […]