Category Archives: Robert E. Lee

Happy Birthday, General Lee


This is a “revised and extended” re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee’s death. It celebrates instead the two hundred and seventh anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier … Continue reading

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An Historic Event for my blog


One of my posts on the Civil War just got its 40,000th “view.” On December 27, 2011, I posted an article titled The U.S. Constitution and Civil War. It had 42 views that year, 18,728 in 2012 and has had … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s Birth


This is a “revised and extended” re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee’s death. It celebrates the two hundred and sixth anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. … Continue reading

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We can Waste Time or to Begin to Solve our Problems.


There are many pleasant actions that can be taken that won’t do any good. There are others that might at least begin to do some good. These won’t do much good beyond diverting attention from our problems and maybe providing … Continue reading

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Alice in Supreme Court Land


Alice had a strange time in Wonderland. Here’s what she would have encountered had she fallen down the rabbit hole into the Supreme Court. When Alice fell down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, she encountered the Red Queen, the Mad … Continue reading

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Has Honor become an Anachronism?


A few quaint vestiges persist and others are salvageable. In May of last year, I wrote an article about the University of Virginia Honor Code and charges that a student then about to be graduated from the School of Law … Continue reading

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The U.S. Constitution and civil war


Emasculating the Constitution is bad way to preserve the nation. The first shots in the United States Civil War were fired by the South during an attack on Fort Sumter a century and a half ago on April 12, 1861, … Continue reading

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Shall we have another Civil War?


That would be a very bad idea. Unhappiness approaching panic is in the air. This article by Roger Kimball suggests some of the reasons: The American poet Frank O’Hara wrote a poem whose title I’ve always admired: “Meditations in an … Continue reading

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An Analogy for the Debt Mess Resolution.


It’s time to look for the good that can be accomplished and to make it happen. Complaining about past deficiencies will retard rather than advance that process. Let me offer a military analogy.  The first battle in the war has … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee


There are and have been few like him. General Robert E. Lee died one hundred and thirty-nine years ago on October 12, 1870 (now celebrated as Columbus Day) at the age of sixty-three. We, as a nation, have done with … Continue reading

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