On the Meaning of ‘Glory’

Without the participation of African Americans, the war to save the Union “as it was” could not have been transformed into a war to save the Union “as it should be.”

What’s Wrong With CRT?

Critical Race Theory rejects the principles that underpinned all advances in the rights of Black Americans, from the Civil War constitutional amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Reflections on Juneteenth

Juneteenth isn’t supposed to be an alternative independence day for African Americans. Let’s celebrate it for what it is: a joyful date commemorating an event in the spirit of the biblical jubilee.

Reflections on Memorial Day 2021

The soldiers who have died in America’s wars joined the service for many reasons. But all were motivated at least to a certain degree by a sense of duty and honor arising from patriotism.

Election Integrity and the
Jim Crow Slur

People who compare Georgia’s efforts to ensure the integrity of the electoral process to Jim Crow—an evil, unconstitutional, and inhumane monstrosity­­—are engaged in slander, pure and simple.

The Least Dangerous Branch?

As the recent controversies over Supreme Court justices illustrate, that body — indeed the judiciary as a whole — has become far more important than the Founders intended.

Trump and Civil-Military Relations

It seems clear that both parties to the civil-military bargain need to reexamine their mutual relationship because it is mutual trust ultimately that lies at the heart of healthy civil-military relations.

Quelling Insurrection

If weak and feckless mayors and governors fail to take steps to suppress this insurrection, the federal government is obliged to act.

Reflections on Memorial Day 2020

This day permits us to enlarge the individual soldier’s view, to give meaning to the sacrifice that was accepted of some but offered by all, not only to acknowledge and remember the sacrifice, but to validate it.

Prudence and Presidential Pardons

While it may sound strange to some, the idea of restraint in war helps to civilize a brutal human activity and to limit the descent of soldiers into barbarism. But war also gives rise to ambiguous situations.