The Dis-Grace of Harvard - This week, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University has withdrawn his acceptance to the college. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the then-high school junior became a prominent voice for school safety, meeting with politicians across the political spectrum. He was also a prominent defender of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth - A daytime protest on June 11, 1964, of the slave market in St. Augustine, Florida ASSOCIATED PRESS In 2019, Juneteenth will be celebrated as emancipation was in the old days: with calls for reparations. As the country marks 154 years since news of the end of slavery belatedly came to Texas, the House Judiciary Committee […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
And We Did It! - Where do the Hong Kong Chinese get these notions: such as that the right to a fair trial is rock-bottom basic to every democratic concept of justice? And the notion that freedom of speech underpins the whole, so to speak, democratic shooting match — where’d that come from? From us, that’s where — from the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 6/10 to 6/17 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Monument Vandalized CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two South Carolina residents are in jail after vandalizing a Confederate monument Sunday, the Charleston Police Department said. Just after 12:30 p.m., the Confederate Defenders of Charleston monument in White Point Gardens was found covered with “a red paint-like substance,” police said in a news release. Witnesses […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Thanks for Fathers - I’ve often told my children that the most important decision they will ever make is whom they marry. For those of us blessed to have children, the decision has an impact that goes beyond who will love, comfort, honor and keep us (as the Episcopal Church vows state). It includes who will be a role […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...