Sixty years ago, a confident, yet beleaguered president, John F. Kennedy, strode into the House of Representatives to address Congress on what he called “Urgent National Needs.” JFK had delivered his first State of the Union address on January 30, but now he felt the American public needed to hear from him again. The previousContinue reading “May 25, 1961 and the Road to Apollo 1”
As long as I can remember I have had an avid interest in the space program. I suppose a lot of young kids do. Many of us dream of riding a rocket into space or walking on the moon. Yet very few will ever have the opportunity. Something will always throw us off the path.Continue reading “Why I Wrote Apollo 1”
My latest book, Apollo 1: The Tragedy That Put Us On the Moon, has just been released by Regnery History!
Sad but true! I show this to my students in my US history class for the sole reason of pointing out why they should take my class seriously!
In the South we have a tradition, a tradition not well understood in much of the rest of the country. Most of us who are dyed-in-the-wool Southerners grew up with more uncles than those we are actually related to. As for myself, even at 41 years of age, I still have quite a few. IContinue reading “A Tribute To My “Uncle” George”
It remains fashionable these days for Republicans to cloak themselves in the legacy of Ronald Reagan, especially those who served in Washington during the 1980s. Thad Cochran and his supporters have already tried to remind the people of Mississippi of his steadfast conservatism. But don’t be fooled. Thad Cochran was no soldier in Reagan’s army.
Since the rise of the Tea Party movement in 2009, which was a direct reaction to President Obama’s massive expansion of the federal government, the Left has fought back with a fury, mostly by hurling insults like “fascists,” “radicals,” “Nazis,” “arsonists,” “terrorists,” “anarchists,” and the favored “extremists.” This is nothing more than a misguided attemptContinue reading “And They Call Us the Extremists!”
With less than four months until the primary election for US Senate in Mississippi, the political season is now in full swing. And like clockwork, the long-anticipated attacks against Senator Chris McDaniel by allies of the Thad Cochran camp have begun in earnest, and sadly, in dishonestly, if not downright hilarity. Finding themselves in whatContinue reading “Thad Cochran Showing Early Signs of Desperation”
Webster’s dictionary defines leadership this way: “The power or ability to lead other people.” A business dictionary defines it as “establishing a clear vision, sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly, providing the information, knowledge and methods to realize that vision.” Can we honestly say this describes Thad Cochran’s time inContinue reading “Thad Cochran’s False Leadership”
With the US Senate race in full swing throughout the state of Mississippi, new charges have emerged from supporters of Thad Cochran in a pathetic and desperate attempt to paint Chris McDaniel as an untrustworthy politician in regards to his fiscal record as a member of the state senate and to attack his “misguided criticismContinue reading “Chris McDaniel: Mr. Fiscal Conservative”