I am convinced more than ever that the polarization in America is not between those who adopt one party moniker vs. another, but rather there are two segments of this culture at polar opposites based on the priority of essence vs. existence: the ontologists vs. the existentialists.
The story of Bacon’s Rebellion is well known to Virginians, but its causes are still subject to much debate. Whiggish history tends to identify Bacon’s Insurrection as a foreshadowing of the American Revolution — a convenient 100 years later — an American precursor to those liberty-minded forefathers who gave us our independence. Revisionists are wont […]
There is a very disturbing discrepancy in some of the photos that are out there
McAuliffe’s disdain for big donations wasn’t always part of his stump. At one point in time, he called these donors and their money, “sexy” and “exciting.”
Yes, historians have known for centuries that cannibalism existed at Jamestown. But now we have archaeological proof. “Jane,” a skeleton* of a fourteen-year-old female dug up in August of last year, has shown us that the Jamestown settlers at their darkest moments resorted to what was at the time the unforgivable crime of eating kith […]
Published in the Norfolk-Portsmouth Journal of May, 1788, the following anonymous poem pays tribute to Virginia’s agriculture and viticulture. With Virginia’s wine industry booming in recent years, and with the Town Point Virginia Wine Festival taking place today in Norfolk, I thought the following poem appropriate: The Blessings of Corn and Wine With Sheaves full […]
I’ve been watching Congress recently with stifled bemusement. The changes in positions — from sequestration to immigration to Obamacare — on both sides of the spectrum caused me to remember something John Adams wrote to James Warren a year before the Declaration of Independence was signed. We tend to think of the Continental Congresses of […]
According to Fox News Radio, Pentagon spokesman LCDR Nate Christensen said in a written statement that, “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense….Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the outcome in specific cases.” Firstly, I would like to inquire […]