In his latest book, The American Spirit, historian David McCullough had the rare privilege of addressing a joint session of Congress in 1989.
McCullough has observed much in his 84 years, and written much more about the past in books, and the present in … Read More
In one twenty-one day period, we witnessed the worst and the best this country can demonstrate.
August 11, 2017 began as a quiet day in the suburban town of Charlottesville, Virginia, and ended as a violent clash between several hundred Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists, Ku Klux … Read More
There have been many issues on which I have disagreed with Senator John McCain. However, I respect the Arizona Republican for one simple reason: I trust him; I trust that he acts in the best interests of the country, not his own.
Last week, when … Read More
In the early evening hours of October 25, 2007 in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, Army Staff Sargent Salvatore Giunta and seven troops were returning to camp when they were ambushed by Taliban fighters from all directions.
“There were more bullets in the air than stars in … Read More
Sculptor J. Brett Grill (left) talks with Joan OMeara Winant as Dr. John Winant, Jr. and Representative Stephen Shurtleff look on after the unveiling of the John Gilbert Winant bronze statue in front of the State Library on Park Street on Friday, June 30, 2017. … Read More
In a moving commentary in Monday’s (May 29), New York Times, Documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick reflect on their ten-year research detailed in an upcoming documentary, The Vietnam War.
“For more than a generation,” Burns and Novick write, “instead of forging a path … Read More
One of the most iconic images in Hollywood film is a static black and white picture of a pair of train tracks trailing into a distant western landscape.
By itself, it doesn’t seem to say much. However, in the western classic High Noon, the … Read More