On this day in 1775, Patrick Henry delivered the most famous speech ever given on American soil. It was his immortal "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" speech. He gave the speech to the Virginia House of Burgess in Richmond. The question before t
March 16, 2017, was the 49th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, located in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. It was Saturday morning, March 16, 1968, when approximately 115 U.S. Army soldiers of the Americal Division's Charlie Company, 1st Battalion,
Because of their top secret status, about 10,000 reels of film recording the 210 above-ground nuclear tests conducted by the United States between 1945 and 1962 were allowed to rot in high-security vaults across the country.
This past Monday, March 6, marked the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo outside of San Antonio, Texas, back in 1836. This event is so significant in my mind that I always try to devote a column that honors the heroism of these men on or around the
Part two of a four-part series
while the archaeological record suggests that slavery between tribes existed before the coming of Europeans, their arrival transformed it and made it so widespread as to leave no part of North America untouched. The "other slavery" shaped the sha
Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community – part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections -
[Classic, February 19, 2008] -- At this point it is probably futile to try to reverse the deification of Abraham Lincoln.
It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in the streets of Dallas in broad daylight.
A choice of "enemies"
In 1780, the two men began leading wagon trains of settlers from Shenandoah County to northeastern Tennessee. Initially, it was because the Revolutionary War was not going well for the Patriots, but later because the war appeared to be won, and t
A Slaver Document for the Ages by Bill Buppert
As Americans grapple with Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, it's a good time to point out a little-known irony.
"Never get ketched." – Quill Rose