My wife and I have been trying to find painted miniature toy soldiers for our oldest grandchild. We came across a set of Civil War soldiers that included Union and Confederate soldiers. There was something odd about what we saw. Both the Union and Confederate soldiers are carrying the same US flags
College Professor Wants Racist ‘Jingle Bells’ Song Banned. Let’s not forget ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Black Friday.’
A Boston University professor claims Jingle Bells has racist origins.
Abraham Lincoln is a political icon to those on the Left and Right. Many on the Left have compared Barack Obama to Lincoln. Check out the CBS article “The Obama-Lincoln Parallel: A Closer Look” if you want to see how liberals view the iconic history of Lincoln. Many Conservatives are
Much of what most of us know comes to us second hand — from textbooks that have limited space to tell the whole story and whose writers have biases, from films that have the same problem as textbooks, and reading books that are designed to portray historical events to support
A plaque on Northeastern Illinois University’s Frank Lloyd Wright building reads “This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln — Democrat.” I first saw this story on Facebook. It’s now getting wider attention. The controversy is over identifying Lincoln as a “Democrat.” In reality, he
Democrats like Tom Harkin are comparing opposition to an increase in the power and authority of the State to the Civil War. Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin is the worst offender of the comparison. Since Democrat politics feeds off of racial politics, we all knew that sooner or later the image
War is hell. Audie Murphy (1925–1971), one of the most famous and decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, said as much in his book To Hell and Back. While considered a war “hero” and recipient of the Medal of Honor, Murphy was deeply affected by his time in
There’s a new Lincoln movie out with a guy with both British and Irish citizenship playing the part of the Illinois Rail Splitter. How appropriate. Why is our 16th president so adored? What did he actually do that was good for our nation? Some will say that he ended slavery.
When my youngest son asked me if I had seen the trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I thought it was a joke. He assured me that it was real. Sure enough, when my wife and I went to see The Avengers today (in 3D no less), and there was
In a series of lectures at George Washington University, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke attacked the gold standard again. It’s rather ironic that he made his attack at a University named after George Washington who was present at the drafting of the United States Constitution and was unanimously elected president
Harry Reid has described opponents of the controversial government healthcare bill as equivalent to those who opposed an immediate end to slavery. “You think you’ve heard these same excuses before? You’re right,” Reid said. “In this country there were those who dug in their heels and said, ‘Slow down, it’s