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America Should Know More About Ulysses S. Grant

August 22, 2020 by

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By Elliser Silla ~ Our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, often is described as three things: a “butcher” general who mindlessly sent his soldiers into battle; an ineffective political leader who allowed corruption to fester in the highest levels of government; and an irresponsible human being who reveled in his drinking habits. Although there is […]

With Refurbishing Of Grant Memorial, A National Treasure And A Reputation Are Restored

October 8, 2019 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ In 1877, three men were commonly regarded as the foremost heroes of the United States: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. For their efforts, each of these three Americans since has been recognized with a place of honor on the National Mall. Yet over time, for various reasons, our […]

What Schools Don’t Teach About Slavery

August 28, 2019 by

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Patriots, this week I am away with Medal of Honor events, including a Celebration of Valor in support of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. The opportunity to join with fellow Patriots to honor the extraordinary service and sacrifice of these recipients is always humbling. Standing watch for me today is our columnist Larry Elder. Given all […]

Rare Civil War Vestige Memorializes The Little-Known Story Of African American Soldiers

June 26, 2019 by

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By Joshua Nelson ~ A rare artifact of the Civil War that was carried into battle by an African American regiment has been purchased at a historic price by the Atlanta History Center. A regimental flag of the 127th United States Colored Troops that was acquired by the center is one of less than 25 […]

Inconvenient Truths For Statue Topplers, NFL Protesters

October 20, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ As activists stumble over themselves to locate Confederate statues to topple or an American flag and national anthem to disrespect, certain aspects undermining their racial claims, past and present, largely go unaddressed. One such aspect “topplers” ignore is how they also disrespect those who fought for […]

The General Who Invented Baseball

July 4, 2015 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ The 4th of July is celebrated for the Declaration of Independence, and the birth of the United States. Many people will spend the day watching baseball, either major league games or a trip to a local minor league park for a taste of true Americana. This is appropriate because there […]

Magnanimity In Victory Marked Civil War’s End

April 29, 2015 by

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By Salena Zito ~ APPAMATOX COURTHOUSE, Va – The meeting began rather pleasantly, with talk about the weather and the time both men spent serving in the U.S. Army in Mexico. Ninety minutes later, Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered his sword and the Army of Northern Virginia to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and America […]

The Challenge: Thanksmissing

November 27, 2014 by

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By Rebecca Hagelin~ God “gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” (Matthew 5:45). Every one of us has been blessed by God, but so few of us recognize His hand on our lives. And those of us who do recognize His providence […]

Americans Are Losing Their Freedom

February 3, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ February 1st was National Freedom Day. It commemorates Lincoln’s signing of the House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment. Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865. Short of another Civil War, Americans have reached a point verging on the loss of their Constitutional freedoms as ever before. […]

Gettysburg: Where America Got Its Chance To Start Over

July 3, 2013 by

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By Salena Zito ~ GETTYSBURG – When General Robert E. Lee formed his battle lines on Seminary Ridge, he assembled the largest Confederate army to appear on any battlefield of the Civil War. Never before had Lee commanded so many men. And never again would he come within reach of such numbers to follow his […]

The General who Invented Baseball

July 5, 2011 by

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By William R. Hawkins The 4th of July is celebrated for the Declaration of Independence, and the birth of the United States. Many people will spend the day watching baseball, either major league games or a trip to a local minor league park for a taste of true Americana. This is appropriate because there is […]

The Civil War Began 150 Years Ago – April 12, 1861

April 12, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba The American Civil War began one hundred and fifty years ago on April 12, 1861. Historians will tell you that the South never had a chance of winning it. Theirs was an agrarian society, heavily dependent on millions of slaves. How many millions? An 1860 census found that slaves constituted 13% of […]

Barack Lincoln?

January 16, 2009 by

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Alan Caruba What is with all this positioning of Barack Obama as the next Abraham Lincoln? Obama began his campaign in Springfield, Illinois, famed home of Lincoln. He returns there periodically for other announcements, but he still vacations in Hawaii. We’re told Obama read a book about how Lincoln put together his cabinet, including “rivals” […]

Gov. Sarah Palin and the Left’s Religious Bias

September 17, 2008 by

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Gov. Sarah Palin and the Left’s Religious Bias Newt Gingrich Editor’s note: This is a transcript from a speech given by Speaker Newt Gingrich at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters summit. SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH: Gosh, thank you all very much for being here. I am delighted and I am honored to be back with […]