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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Southern Railway Records Now Available

tlanta History Center is pleased to announce the opening of Southern Railway records. Donated by Norfolk Southern Corporation in 2021, these records document the inner workings of Southern Railway, and its predecessor railroad lines from 1828 to 2007. The records,...

It Takes A Morally Confused World To Be Anti-Israel

The moral confusion of our time is therefore not new. Almost 3,000 years ago, the Prophet Isaiah lamented, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." But at the...

News From Around the South, 2/12 to 2/19

TENNESSEE: Interfaith Leaders Denounce Neo-Nazi March Following Black History Event NASHVILLE: A group of interfaith leaders and Nashville politicians denounced a white supremacist march held downtown on Saturday while decrying anti-immigration rhetoric they say has...

Southern Foodways Alliance spotlights culture, food of the South

For many, when food and the South are mentioned in the same sentence, images of home-cooked meals, family gatherings and grandma’s secret recipe come to mind. For those involved with the Southern Foodways Alliance, however, those two words spark discussion and...

Toward a Demotic Republican Party

What happens when a political party becomes demotic? Before answering the question, note that the word in question is not demonic, from the Greek word daimon, meaning a deity (remember that the Greek gods were notoriously jealous and greedy), but demotic, from the...

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