Tag Archives: Civil War

Happy 200th Maine

Happy birthday, Maine. Your life story is pretty compelling. You were born as a twin. Don’t worry; you’re the good one. Congress “compromised” to let Missouri enter the union as a slave state. You were the balance, the detente. Here, men and women — of all colors and creeds — were free. Both sides got […]

All impeachment outcomes are bad for Democrats

It’s impeachment time. The House of Representatives now has before it Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump. There are two possible results — the articles pass, or they fail. If they pass, then focus turns to the United States Senate. The Senate — surprisingly to some — has three possible options. They could fail […]

Remember the Civil War; return civility to politics

“And now we are engaged in a great civil war.” Abraham Lincoln’s words from the Gettysburg Address echo through the ages. That war — and the death of hundreds of thousands of Americans it brought — tested whether any nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal … […]