Woodrow Wilson still holds the distinction of being the only president in US history with a Ph.D. His intellectual and political legacy are significant to say the least. This post discusses the question “What are we to make of Woodrow Wilson?”
In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was named Supreme Commander of the Union Army. This move left William Tecumseh Sherman as Union commander in the western theater of the Civil War. Best remembered for his destructive March to the Sea, this post revists a somewhat controversial question:
Was Sherman a hero or a villain?
It’s hard to imagine the United States without a large central government. Americans often forget that the Founders disagreed vehemently regarding the size/form/structure that our new governement should take.
In your opinion, what is the proper balance between federal authority and state’s rights? Who should have the authority and why?
Primary sources help us understand the power and significance of past events. This post examines Pliny the Younger’s letter to the Roman Emperor Trajan, and provides us with an extra-biblical glimpse into the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire.
The American drive to work hard and actually accomplish something is fast disappearing. I’ve seen it in the classroom, on the basketball court, and even in my own life. This post is a renewed call to hard work.
Wired Magazine recently highlighted several retailers (Gap, Zappos, Staples) who have introduced robots to their warehouses.
The discussion on this post is centered around the pros and cons of this development.