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Antietam Tells The Story Of America's Bloodiest Day

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

It would be hard to imagine a more aesthetically appealing battlefield than Antietam: 3,250 acres of neatly maintained fields and 19th-century farmhouses.

PHOTOS: The Civil War Battle That Changed American History

AP | CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN | Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

By Christopher Sullivan The Associated Press SHARPSBURG, Md. — From as far away as Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio they came, more than 30 members ...

Big Battle Will Be Re-Enacted, Twice

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC

SHARPSBURG, Md. -- The Civil War Battle of Antietam was so big, they're re-enacting it twice. And nearly 8,000 re-enactors had to make a choice: stric...

The High Notes of Patriotism

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Driving four days across the western United States affords one little writing time but much thinking time. July fourth came and went during that drive...

Is Palin Following My Suggested Tour?

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Last May, I responded to Sarah Palin's "Christian Nation" and other controversial comments by suggesting that she take a bus tour to meet "real Americ...

A "No Fault" Divorce from the Costs of Our Wars

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Whether past, present, or future, war should never be or become an exercise in consumption or entertainment. But we've allowed war -- so personal and visceral and murderous -- to become action-at-a-distance.

Sarah Palin's Christian Nation and the Road to Providence

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Sarah Palin's recent claim that she is a "real American" suggests that she may have spent too much time on her porch in Alaska. I have outlined an itinerary for the former half-term Governor.