Army Folly

An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please; An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!           Rudyard Kipling, Tommy The Obama administration demonstrates yet again that the defense of this country is not among

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A Question of Learning

Or, less pretentiously: What should a kid learn in kindergarten? I’m taking a swing at home schooling the Princess*– she’s just a bit too young to go into kindergarten, and I’ve got enough qualifications legally allowed to be a home educator

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Got Burr?

Alternate history has always fascinated me.  What if Hamilton hadn’t been killed by Burr at that fateful duel on July 11, 1804, two hundred and ten years ago.  Could he have led a revival of the Federalist Party?  Would he have

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PopeWatch: Soccer Holy War

PopeWatch pays zero attention to American sports, let alone soccer, but he finds this amusing:   It’s being called a “holy war” with both World Cup finalists hoping for a divine intervention from Rome. But when Argentina and Germany face

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July 11, 1864: Battle of Fort Stevens

    The culmination of Early’s raid on Washington, the skirmishing at Fort Stevens, one of the many forts guarding Washington, on July 11-12, really didn’t amount to much, Early quickly realizing that the fort was now manned partially by veteran

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