In the heart of Oxford there stands a statue of a lone soldier who stares in perpetuity over the place which he once died for. For more than 100 years,...

As secession fever swept the Slave South, young white men joined state militias en masse. By May 1861, only four months after Mississippi leaders declared...

Yesterday morning, a gunman went on a chaotic shooting spree in Southern California, killing four people, including himself, and injuring two. How many of you know about this shooting? As I was perusing my daily news sources, it struck me by how casual the news story seemed, shoved between a beer brewery story and a piece about a British man dying from a SARS-like virus....

I hesitate to write a column concerning the racial incident on campus this past week, but ultimately I feel compelled to add my opinion to the discussion, despite the abundance of more qualified analyses that already exist. The events of last Tuesday will forever remain somewhat unclear and inevitably influenced by individual perspective, but that does not mean they can...