Brag Bowling and The Washington Post Strike Again

On the last day of May 2011 the readers of the Washington Post‘s blog, “A House Divided,” were treated to another entry by Brag Bowling.   For those of you who may not know who Mr. Bowling is, he is director of the Stephen D. Lee Institute and past Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, Sons of Confederate Veterans and past President of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable.

This time Mr. Bowling’s subject was Abraham Lincoln and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in 1861. Continue reading

History, Politics, Sports … and Poor George McClellan

Those people who know me know that I enjoy history, politics, and sports.  I also study them and write about them.  So, when I came across the following You Tube video (which is now a few years old), I thought that it might be a wonderful convergence of interests, and, moreover, it would offer some insight into George McClellan, who sometimes just doesn’t get enough love.

Boy, was I wrong.  Continue reading