Taking Rights Seriously - “If the provisions of the Constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned.” — Justice George Sutherland (1862-1942) In his 2008 book “Taking Rights Seriously,” the late professor Ronald Dworkin explored the origins and governmental treatment of human liberty. He argued that Thomas Jefferson — […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Three Southern Sausages to Spice Up Your Life - We’re big fans of sausage. On its own as the centerpiece of a meal. Sliced or diced into a stew, casserole or stir fry. The star of homemade pizza. It’s all good. Cajun-style smoked sausage from Zatarain’s   Pre-cooked smoked sausage is one of our pantry staples (we think of the pantry as including what’s […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
The Old Political Game - Politics being politics, and politicians being politicians, Americans have figured out how, along with sore throats and violent coughing, the coronavirus causes finger-pointing, loud talking and endless credit-claiming. The best remedy I know of: huge handfuls of salt for sprinkling on the gratitude that comes with seeing government now and then live up to its […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 3/23 to 3/30 - NORTH CAROLINA: Southern Equality Group Offering Grants to COVID-19 Sufferers ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Campaign for Southern Equality announced on Wednesday it would dedicate $25,000 in emergency assistance funding for LGBT southerners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “In times of crisis, we know that LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities are at greater risk of experiencing […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Beware a Government of Fear - “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) One of my Fox colleagues recently sent me an email attachment of a painting of the framers signing the Constitution of the United States. Except in this version, George Washington — who presided at […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...