Here’s why the Civil War began

With the attention being paid to the battle at Gettysburg–the Civil War’s pivotal moment–it bears repeating why the war started in the first place. It’s really not that complicated, but it cannot be brushed aside, either. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas were running for a seat in the U.S. senate. They agreedContinue reading “Here’s why the Civil War began”

Gettysburg and Lovejoy

There’s an ad campaign for Walgreens pharmacy on the radio that goes something like “at the corner of happy and healthy.” But if that were really the case, they wouldn’t sell cigarettes behind the counter the way that they do. It makes smokers happy, I’m sure, but it’s nowhere near healthy, either. I mention thisContinue reading “Gettysburg and Lovejoy”