October 27, 1864: Battle of Boydton Plank Road

  The last significant military operation at Petersburg in 1864, the battle of Boydton Plank Road, was  part of the efforts of the Army of the Potomac to cut the Confederate South Side Railroad that supplied Petersburg and Richmond from

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PopeWatch: Corruption

  Fighting against corruption is a major theme of Pope Francis, he even considers it a greater evil than sin.  “Corruptionis a greater evil than sin”, and more than “be forgiven, must be cured”.  Father Ray Blake, however, wonders about

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October 27, 1964: A Time For Choosing

I became a conservative by watching this speech on television a half century ago in 1964 at the age of seven.  Barry Goldwater’s campaign was doomed ab initio, but this speech of Reagan on behalf of Goldwater launched Reagan’s meteoric political career that

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