Doug Skelley

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The Permanence of the Confederate Flag

A new bill would bar the banners from some military grave sites, but the rebel symbolism isn’t going away any time soon.<p>Last year’s massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, launched a mass effort to rid the country of Confederate symbols. Local governments voted to remove …

War

Inca Warfare

The warfare of the Inca civilization was characterised by a high degree of mobility, large-scale engagements of hand-to-hand combat, and the …

'The Secret War' tells the remarkable story of World War II espionage

Books about World War II could easily fill a large library. But those focused on espionage and the intelligence aspects of the conflict would …

World History

Unseen photos of Europe after World War II

These color images, taken by photographer David Seymour in 1947, trace the route that the Allied forces took as they drove toward Berlin during World War II.

World War II

The Real Military History Behind Top Gun

A <i>Top Gun</i> sequel has entered production, actor Tom Cruise announced Thursday, sharing a teaser image online. The movie comes more than thirty years …

Federal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally

House Republicans won Round 2 in a potentially historic lawsuit Thursday when a federal judge declared the Obama administration was unconstitutionally spending money to subsidize health insurers without obtaining an appropriation from<p>Congress.<p>Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer …

The Second Amendment Case for the Right to Bear Crypto

Considering encryption under the Second Amendment helps us understand how individual rights to it should be limited.<p>On November 9, 1994, an American software engineer named Philip Zimmermann was detained by customs agents in Dulles International Airport as he returned from a speaking engagement in …

How Much Liberty Do Americans Have Left?

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a …

Gun Control

Aristides

Aristides (520s – c. 467 BCE) was an Athenian statesman and military commander who gained the honorific title ‘the Just’ through his consistent …

How Benedict Arnold Actually Helped Win the Revolutionary War for America

The American Revolution is often painted as a courageous and unstoppable cause, advanced by noble men of pure intent, preordained for success. …

North Carolina sues U.S. Justice Department over bathroom bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and North Carolina tangled over transgender rights on Monday, with the Justice Department filing a civil rights lawsuit over the state's so-called bathroom bill and state officials defiantly filing suits against the federal directive to stop the implementation of the …

I didn’t fully appreciate my right to vote until I had it taken away

As happens every four years, my Facebook feed has been cluttered with US presidential election memes for months now. There’s the fabulous “Who wore it better?” juxtaposing the (now presumptive Republican nominee) Donald Trump with a hairy ear of corn, the “Things I trust more than Ted Cruz” meme, …

Government

What one of the greatest civilizations in history tells us about Donald Trump

By Jeff Guo<p>Last week, in his first major piece since his blogging hiatus, Andrew Sullivan joined the frenzy of pundits trying to make sense of Donald Trump. Sullivan's completely straight-faced take is that the final days of the republic are upon us. “In terms of our liberal democracy and …

Supreme Court Approves Rule Change Giving the FBI More Hacking Power

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would allow U.S. judges to issue search warrants for access to computers located in any …