Ben Coleman

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Education
Portraits of Character: General Richard S. Ewell

I suppose one of the problems people have with history, is that it doesn’t resonate with them. It doesn’t breathe. It has no life, it’s memory is merely that of a passing shadow. Whether that shadow

Lifestyle
A Brief Analysis of Sexual Preference and Disorder

How do we define our sexual preferences?  What is the nature of our orientation?  Well to start with a clue lies in the words themselves, preferences, and, orientation. Both words are su

Lifestyle
5 Life Lessons from A Competitive Gamer

Firstly, why should you take any advice on life from a loser like me?    I’m nobody special. I’m not a champion of anything. I’ve failed far more often in life than I’ve succeeded,

Lifestyle
The Renaissance Man

Depression, is, for many of us, one of the most debilitating maladies a man can experience. It affects us so profoundly because it strikes at our core being—  at who we are. It saps us of our strength an

Politics
Counterpoints: My Money's On New York

This is my response to fellow Lanterneer, Joshua Nybo.  Read his column here. Armchair Generaling  We’ve all heard the derogatory term.  It’s used to describe someone who’

News
Shadow Lands

In a time when we have access to more information, instantly than at any other time in the history of mankind, it yet seems, we know even less than ever before.    We all know what happened in Las Vegas j

Politics
What Is Freedom?

To kneel or not to kneel? To respect or disrespect? That seems to be the question of the hour much due to the latest dust-up on the football field.Should players, or anyone for that matter present stand for the Nation

Politics
My Beloved Old Flag

As a writer its always my hope that my work will somehow reach out and influence someone whose opinion might be different from my own. I hope that it might cause them to reflect and in the very best and brightest world,

Politics
To Defeat Antifa: Crush Them

Fellow Lanterneer, Joshua Nybo, recently wrote an article entitled “To Defeat Antifa, Turn The Other Cheek”  I could not disagree more. I will explain why, but first, I need to clarify that this

Politics
The Matrix of Racism

”The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to chur

Politics
Purging the Intelligentsia

How many of you have heard of the above phrase? It should, quite frankly, frighten the hell out of you.  It rather goes something like this: Imagine there’s a knock at your door, right now. Go answer it.

Politics
Antifa : The Face of a faceless enemy

Who, exactly, is Antifa?  Speaking plainly, as one countryman to another, I ask, who are they? Why are they here? And what do they want? It seems they appeared some number of years ago on college campuses, pr

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