News From Around the South 9/28 to 10/5

News From Around the South 9/28 to 10/5

FLORIDA: Senate Could Drop Confederate Flag From Seal  State senators are scheduled next week to begin considering whether to keep the Confederate flag on the Senate’s official seal, another sign of a growing national tide against icons of the South’s...
The Mind of Putin

The Mind of Putin

“Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did not need the Russian leader to describe for us....
NC Barbecue scene still Smoldering

NC Barbecue scene still Smoldering

As you come around a bend in the eastern North Carolina countryside, Grady’s BBQ seems to float on the near horizon, its whitewashed cinder-block building appearing out of the fields on the outskirts of Dudley like a mirage. Inside, Grady’s is as minimalist as on the...
What College Football Means in the South

What College Football Means in the South

Walking to Mitt Romney’s hotel room on election night, down a hallway that wasn’t long enough, I found myself asking the sorts of probing questions that an industry of self-help experts argue are essential to a well-led life: When was the last time I’d really been...
GOP Needs Guts For Shutdown

GOP Needs Guts For Shutdown

Nobody really likes government shutdowns, including me. But sometimes you have to make a point. Send a message. Show voters what you really believe. Take a stand. With John Boehner set to resign at the end of October, many believe the outgoing speaker can team up with...