Bill Cosby, From Victimizer to Victim

Bill Cosby, From Victimizer to Victim

There is no doubt in my mind that Bill Cosby did a great deal of what his female accusers say he did — i.e., drug and sexually assault them. There are dozens of accusers with similar stories, and the tales go back for decades. I confess, I didn’t pay much...
Civil War Affected by Terrain

Civil War Affected by Terrain

The outcome of the Civil War was influenced by many factors on both sides, including population, finances, the availability of weaponry, naval power and military leadership. But in a recent study published by the Geological Society of America, a North Carolina...
Here’s Why Trump Tap Dances on Taxes

Here’s Why Trump Tap Dances on Taxes

Donald Trump has reason to be reluctant to release his tax returns. In a New York Times piece about Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Rhodes cynically explains that today’s journalism consists of young people whom he flat-out...
News From Around the South 5/16 to 5/23

News From Around the South 5/16 to 5/23

LOUISIANA: City Pulls Bid for Confederate Monument Removal Contract NEW ORLEANS:  New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration has scrapped its request for bids on a contract to remove Confederate monuments from the city, citing a court order. The bids were...
A Movie For Clintonites

A Movie For Clintonites

Washington — A couple of weeks ago I heard the National Symphony Orchestra perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s symphony commemorating war and revolution, his Symphony No. 11. There was not much lyricism to it, not even a dulcet tune one could whistle while leaving the...
South’s Confederate Monument Problem

South’s Confederate Monument Problem

It was 1913, and the Civil War had been over for 48 years. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization that worked to populate the South with Confederate war memorials, decided such a monument should be erected in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of...