The Whigs

The Whigs used to be a powerful party in the U.S. They fielded presidential candidates and were a major force. Then, they broke up over slavery and splintered into two groups: the Republican Party in the North and the anti-Catholic and anti-immigration Know-Nothing Party in the South. As I read about the GOP’s back-and-forth about

Defense

With all the debate going on regarding the proposed budget, I thought I’d do some on-line searching to look at defense. The President is proposing to shift spending away from some domestic programs and towards defense. The view is that the U.S. military has become weak. I’m no expert, but I was struck by this