One Nation … Under God?

One Nation … Under God?

Francis Bellamy, the author of the original pledge that became, with modifications, the official U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, was a Baptist minister’s son from upstate New York. Educated in public schools, he distinguished himself in oratory at the University of...

Necessities

A few miscellaneous thoughts as we depart from a refreshing weekend at the terrific Ramat Rachel Hotel in Jerusalem, and returning to the Fourth Expedition to Lachish. Yesterday was the fourth of July, but we had to be reminded of it. One loses track of time on a dig,...