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Silencing Free Speech

Silencing Free Speech

"In short, we do not need good laws to restrain bad men. We need good men to restrain bad laws." — G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) Why...

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In decades after Civil War, promise of West lured Black homesteaders

In decades after Civil War, promise of West lured Black homesteaders

In 1896, Francis Marion Boyer, fleeing threats of racial violence, traveled more than 1,200 miles from his home in southwest Georgia to New Mexico. The educator and graduate of what is now Morehouse College thought life on the Great Plains could offer the land ownership, opportunity and freedom he couldn’t find in his home state. By 1903, he and 12 other Black settlers had founded Blackdom, New...

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Silencing Free Speech

"In short, we do not need good laws to restrain bad men. We need good men to restrain bad laws." — G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) Why do people in power try to silence speech with which they disagree? Last week produced news about the suppression of speech on university...

Industry On The Brink Grows A Voting Coalition

FRIEDENS, Pennsylvania — Imagine if you had a job. A good job, one that required skill and critical thinking and had a broad impact in the community where you lived. A job you didn't just show up to do. It was a job you were good at, and because of it, you were able...

News From Around the South 2/22 to 3/1

GEORGIA: Historian Traces Black Civil War History In Northwest Georgia If you have seen the Oscar-winning 1989 film “Glory” then you are familiar with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-African American regiment in the United States. What you may...

Reform the Democratic Party

Washington — The political party that is forever lecturing Republicans on the need to reform themselves lest they go the way of the Tyrannosaurus rex is now in danger of becoming at one with the Tyrannosaurus rex. The party's alarmed potentates met over the weekend,...

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