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  • 10 things you might not know about double-talk

    10 things you might not know about double-talk
    The Decade of Double Talk has just ended. But maybe it's not the end of anything. Maybe we're simply in the midst of the Era of Euphemism. Or the Millennium of Mumbo Jumbo. In any case, here's a historical and contemporary look at how the enemies of...
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
  • Visiting Virginia's Civil War sites

    THE BEST WAY TO VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WAR SITES From LAX, nonstop service to Washington Dulles (in Virginia) is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change...
  • Civil War battle to descend on Costa Mesa

    Civil War battle to descend on Costa Mesa
    COSTA MESA — "Bodies" will line the normally tranquil trails of Fairview Park. The stench of gunpowder and the sounds of "dying" men will fill the air. This weekend marks the third annual Battle of Costa Mesa, hosted by the American Civil War...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Having my own 'Civil War moment'

    Reporter's Notebook: Having my own 'Civil War moment'
    COSTA MESA — An essential ingredient to Civil War fighting these days is Cream of Wheat. The food is good for breakfast, but it also works well in your gun, providing you put in the black powder first. "The Cream of Wheat is used to pack the...
  • Obama's wreaths: Afro-Amer., Confed.

     
    by Mark Silva Today, there were wreaths to go around. Several dozen professors had called upon the first African-American president to forgo a Memorial Day tradition of laying a wreath at a monument to Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery,....
  • Virigina making plans to mark 150th anniversary of the Civil War

     
    From 2011-2015, Virginia and the Richmond region will commemorate the Sesquicentennial of  Civil War with a variety of events examining the causes and impact of this most crucial event in America’s history. The array of events planned...
  • ISRAEL: Guns missing from Israeli prime minister's security detail in U.S.

     
    Luggage belonging to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security detail crisscrossed America until finally turning up, four handguns short, U.S. sources reported Wednesday. A spokesperson for Israel's General Security Services told Reuters that...
  • Have Civil War documents? Get them scanned in Gloucester

     
    Representatives from the Library of Virginia will be in Gloucester on Dec. 11 to scan Civil War-era documents. Of particular interest are documents from 1859-67 that reflect social, political, military, business and religious life in Virginia during the...
  • Robert E. Lee, read your Sun Tzu!

     
    Nick Owchar talks to military historian Bevin Alexander about Sun Tzu and the Civil War....
  • Building Museum is among D.C.'s greatest interiors

    You might expect a museum about buildings to be housed in a nice one, and the National Building Museum in Washington certainly is -- so much so that the impressive but lesser-known 19th-century structure can be the highlight of a visit to Washington....