Earl H. Tilford

Missing in Action: How America Forgets MIA Day

BY EARL H. TILFORD Presidential proclamation, along with decrees by state governors, have served to establish September 20 as a national day of recognition for...

Hypocrisy in the Northam Affair

BY EARL H. TILFORD Late breaking news on Friday, February 1 revolved around a supposed 1984 medical school party photo of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam...

Angela Davis and the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award

BY EARL H. TILFORD On Friday, January 4, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute revoked its invitation to honor city native Angela Y. Davis at a...

Losing sight of the Great War in American History

BY EARL H. TILFORD The anniversary of the end of the Great War—despite President Donald Trump visiting pan-European ceremonies in France—passed almost unnoticed in the...

Alabama, August 1963: Sunset of Innocence

BY EARL H. TILFORD On Monday morning August 26, 1963, my best friend Tony Beason and I started walking 85 miles from Decatur, Alabama southward...

Summit II: A Great Idea

Exclusive to Self-Educated American BY EARL H. TILFORD A week after the Monday, July 16 Helsinki meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the American left...

Trumpets for a U.S. Space Force

BY EARL H. TILFORD “Where there is chaos, there also is opportunity.” Sun Tzu (or was it Chuck Schumer?) President Donald J. Trump has trumpeted the notion...

Babylon’s City Limits

BY EARL H. TILFORD The point of the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel is not to explain the diversity as effect.  The cause...

Homeland: Art imitating Life

BY EARL H. TILFORD “All theory is gray.  But forever green is the tree of life.”                                                          Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1842) I have enjoyed every season...

The Grand Strategy of the Trump Administration

BY EARL H. TILFORD ‘The art of war is divided between force and stratagem.  What cannot be done by force must be done by stratagem.” — Frederick...

Coaches Paul Bryant and Joe Paterno in Retrospect

BY EARL H. TILFORD “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” —William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar” Alabama football Coach...

Revive Us Again: Billy Graham and that Old Time Religion

BY EARL H. TILFORD Hallelujah, Thine the glory. Hallelujah, amen! —William P. Mackay, 1863 I am right behind Billy Graham on life’s final lap.  My first...