The Torturer’s Poor Memories - As the pre-trial hearings in the case of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others who are charged with masterminding the 9/11 attacks proceed at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, the government continues to stumble with its own witnesses. In hearings last week, government lawyers tried to demonstrate that statements the defendants made to CIA […]
When is it Rude to Wear Your Hat Indoors? - It’s not everyday that you find yourself discussing the nitty-gritty of hat etiquette. However, there are moments when it becomes relevant, such as when you’re about to walk into a wedding or when you’re attending a religious service. While etiquette in general has evolved greatly over the course of generations and has become much more fluid than rigid in recent […]
Middle America is Dying Hard - WEIRTON, West Virginia — Most people in this town will tell you they’d rather have taken a physical punch to the gut than get the news they received yesterday when Cleveland-Cliffs Steel announced it was idling its tinplate production plant, a move that directly cost 900 people their jobs. It isn’t just those workers who […]
News From Around the South, 2/21 to 2/26 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Battle Trail: New Carolinas’ Revolutionary War Corridor Needs Money The two Carolinas are waiting for funding from the federal government to launch a new national heritage corridor to help local groups in both states observe the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2026. A year ago, President Joe Biden signed legislation into […]
Crime Hits Home - To know my Aunt Maggie is to adore her. She is a 92-year-old retired nurse who lives in Cleveland. When I graduated from law school, I moved to Cleveland to work for a law firm. During my first weeks in town, I lived with my Aunt Maggie and Uncle Thurman. It was almost embarrassing the […]