Trump: Competent, Conventional President Abroad - What a difference a week makes. On May 19, President Donald Trump took off in Air Force One for the Middle East and Europe. He left behind a Washington and a nation buzzing about his firing of FBI Director James Comey, the multiple reasons he had given for doing so, the meeting he’d had with […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Mexicans Died, Lincoln Won Civil War - Few Americans are aware of Hispanics fighting for the United States before there was a United States. In 1779, 220 of Hispanics reached what is now St. Louis before 1200 Brits and Indian allies did — defeated the enemy and chased them back to Canada. That was followed by brilliant and strategic victories at Baton […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
How to Live in Peace - Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but my favorite is Mercedes-Benz. Despite […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 5/15 to 5/22 - MISSISSIPPI: NAACP Asks NCAA to Moved Tournament From Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. — A civil rights group is asking the NCAA to move a regional softball tournament out of Mississippi because the state flag contains the Confederate battle emblem. Mississippi is the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate emblem — a red field […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Anger Games - “Hate is a more powerful motivator than love.” According to the new Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone,” that is one of the “rules” the self-described Republican “agent provocateur” has lived by. Stone, of course, is a showman. The “evil political operator” pose is to some degree an artifice — a brand he’s selling. Still, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...