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The Greatest Generation of Americans

“One of the most difficult things to teach about studying history is to realize that nobody lived in the past. They lived in the present. It was their present — … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

“A Highly Scientific Taste-Test of Lowcountry Craft Brews”

Friday, June 22, 2017 For a change of pace, I veer away from my usual political writing to celebrate a long-held tradition: the handcrafted beer.  Beer is often described as … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blind Loyalty is No Virtue

October 11, 2016 Speaker Ryan fulfilled his obligation to support the party’s nominee, but Mr. Trump has yet to inspire or earn loyalty. Blind loyalty is no virtue. Regardless of … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Congress Returned Tuesday. Are You Ready?

August 31, 2016 Tuesday Congress returned to session, the final session of Pres. Obama’s era, and what is commonly referred to as a “lame duck” session.  What can we expect? … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Letter to the Editor: Thank a policeman

August 15 2016 Chief Greg Mullen spoke to the Charleston County Republican Women recently about the importance of nourishing community relationships. Obeying the law, respecting law enforcement, assisting them whenever … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Healing Powers of Elvis

July 29, 2016 Friends, It has taken me seven days to form some words to discuss the overwhelming experience of attending a Republican National Convention.  Many of you are curious … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Still More Reasons to Study History

July 15, 2016 I think some of my frustration with some of the issues in the news right now is the lack of understanding of history. I hear various voices … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Republican National Convention Rules Committee Meets Today

July 14, 2016 The voices of the national delegates and their constituents were silenced today in Cleveland. The Rules Committee for the 2016 Republican National Committee is meeting today.  More … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our Moral Choices for a Free Society

Encore posting from July 3, 2014 All y’all know that I teach history, so you might could think I would be numb from going over the same material every semester. Yes, … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hypocrisy is as Hypocrisy Does

May 5, 2016 Hypocrisy is saying the opposite of what you do, or pretending to be something you are not. Jesus preached against hypocrisy with passion, sometimes anger, particularly in … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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