Can Trump Lawfully Investigate Investigators? - This past weekend, President Donald Trump suggested that his presidential campaign may have been the victim of spies or moles who were FBI informants or undercover agents. He demanded an investigation to get to the bottom of the matter. At the same time that the president was fuming over this, Republican congressional leaders were fuming […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
How Far Could Civil War Balloonists See? - Ordinarily you would find Jim Green at NASA headquarters in Washington, where, as the agency’s Chief Scientist, he helps plan the future exploration of the cosmos. But on an unseasonably warm day last February, Green’s mind was on the past. Along with Tom Crouch, a senior curator at the National Air and Space Museum, and a […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 5/14 to 5/22 - FLORIDA: Miami Man Charged With Mosque Bomb Threat Posted Confederate Flag Online MIAMI — Last October, Cutler Bay resident Dustin Hughes stamped his profile picture with an image of a Confederate flag and the message “Heritage not hate.” But hate is exactly what has landed Hughes in jail on felony charges. Prosecutors say Hughes repeatedly called […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
It Didn’t Used to Be This Way - One telling detail keeps escaping the men and women of words who would end school shootings by one expedient or another: gun control, better security, the arming of teachers, more careful vetting of potential gunmen and so forth. The detail of which I speak: We didn’t use to endure this horror. It didn’t happen. The […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Winn-Dixie Bankruptcy Approved - Winn-Dixie’s parent company Southeastern Grocers plans to emerge from bankruptcy in “coming weeks,” after a judge approved its reorganization plan on Monday, officials said. Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on March 27 in a Delaware courtroom. Previous coverage:Winn-Dixie parent company files for bankruptcy, plans to close 94 stores “We are delighted […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...