Gary Bouchard’s “headline poem” is part quirk, part admiration; a blank verse soliloquy uttered by a man who appreciates the value of boots — “Soles, holes and all the sweet manure they hold!”
“… that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth.”
Your Past Doesn’t Define You
We can’t keep pretending that most of our wars have been noble or worthwhile, so where does that put us on Memorial Day?
L. Lamar Wilson recounts a heady encounter between two young people who may or may not be acting as a queer mirror of Abraham Lincoln’s younger years.
Patrick Sallee looks at where we need to improve ourselves if we want to make a difference.
Rabbi Adina Lewittes urges us to be hopeful and fiercely optimistic during a Thanksgiving season when the world seems upside down.
Three day weekends are fun, but Labor Day is also about labor.
Presidents sometimes fail because of their own mistakes, but often times they appear to fail because of our unrealistic expectations.
Adam Dyer wonders if shifting from a model of independence to interdependence would be better than relying on “war, conquering and oppression” for battles we just can’t win.
Canada’s first black doctor was also a surgeon during the U.S. Civil War. He was present at Abraham Lincoln’s death bed.
Call for Op-Ed submissions: 100 words on heroes/heroism.
Tim Hart knows his generation has left the young people of America with a big mess in the battle to end racism. But he’s willing to join the fight if you are.
Frederick Douglas joined fellow black Americans in Emancipation Hall when a 7-foot bronze statue was unveiled earlier this week.
In this incarnation of the strong against the weak, it’s a maniac with an assault rifle versus school children.
This weekend, we have an excerpt from Robert Kloss’s striking new novel, THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, a Civil War epic unlike any other.