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The Bourbon King

In 1814, after the French Revolution and 25 years in exile, the Bourbon Kings, Louis XVIII and Charles X, were restored to power in...

The End Game

Joe Biden recently signed an executive order stopping the construction the Keystone XL pipeline in the name of preventing climate change....

All Quiet

On December 5, 1930, the movie, All Quiet on the Western Front, had its first public screening in Berlin in a theatre filled with members...

Lines or Lies?

Since his inauguration, President Joe Biden has been actively overturning many of Donald Trump’s policies. On day one, he signed an...

If

In sports, most coaches emphasize the importance of fundamentals because they know when situations in a game become difficult, when the...

Was It Worth It?

The National Guard, the FBI, the CIA are being sent to the Capitals in all 50 states, and there’s going to be over ten thousand National...

Our Faustian Bargain

There was an assault on our Democracy recently, and I’m not talking about the breach of the Capital on January 6, which was put down in a...

The Twilight Zone

“It is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and...

Mostly Duplicitous

Like most Americans, I watched in horror at what happened in our Capital yesterday. Unlike half of Americans, I watched in horror at the...

Those Who Count

In 2010, Nancy Pelosi infamously said, “we have to pass the bill (Obamacare) to find out what’s in it.” They passed the bill, and most...

Parental Units

On Friday, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, unveiled new rules for her chamber which removed gendered terms, such as “father, mother,...

2020

As we are about to put the year 2020 into our rearview mirror, there is a level of optimism that 2021 will be a better year. The approval...

Transcendence

We all know the gig; we are born, and at some time in the future, hopefully in the very distant future, we will die. Those two things are...

Insurgency

At the start of this school year, Washington and Lee University history professor Matt Gilder gave his students an assignment; produce a...

What Does It Profit a Man?

In 1974, the Cincinnati Reds’ team plane hit some bad turbulence at 30,000 feet. MLB career-hit-leader, Pete Rose turned to reserve...

Eternal Vigilance

As a coach, when your players continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, there is an old adage that says, “you’re either...

Darkest Hour

I was re-watching the movie, Darkest Hour, the other day, about the weeks leading up to Great Britain’s entrance into World War II, and I...

When No One Is Watching

John Wooden once said, “The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.” C.S. Lewis put it this way,...

Deep Thoughts

It’s amazing how Covid has changed us. A few weeks ago, I sneezed in public, and a guy there said, “god damn you” instead of “god bless...

Virtue

Now that the election is over, I find it very interesting how many people derive their virtue from who they voted for. It is such a toxic...

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