June 12, 1864: Grant’s Crossing of the James Begins

After the attack on Lee’s Cold Harbor line was bloodily defeated on June 3, Grant realized that trying to bull his way through Lee’s fortified line was useless.  As he had throughout the Overland Campaign Grant decided to move again

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Iraq: Wheels Within Wheels

    The internet has exploded with stories of the ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) taking Mosul in Iraq.  Most of the stories do not do justice to understanding the forces currently at work in Iraq.  One of

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PopeWatch: Birthdearth

  Columnist Dennis Prager defends the Pope’s observation that many married couples are wasting their lives raising dogs and cats instead of kids: The pope knows that Italians and other nations are slowly disappearing. The question is: Why? Why do

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