The untold racism of Woodrow Wilson

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There may soon be another effort to remove the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from his perch next to the House and Senate chambers in the state Capitol. …

Halloween pranks from a simpler time

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With Halloween coming up on Thursday, it reminds me of a story about some creative high school students. Some years ago, my wife was a teacher at a small-town high …

Let’s repeal that voucher bill

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There is a strain of conservatism that has grown in recent years that is both disturbing and puzzling. It’s not so much criticism of public education – anyone who cares …

Manny against the Machine

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It is a tangled tale; let’s try and sort it out. How does the cocktail party caucus retain control of the Republican political machine in the Age of Trump?

The Republican …

Country living is more than a fairy tale

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Living in the country is often an adventure. When you live away from the usual amenities you have to be prepared and a bit more self-reliant.
I was cooking breakfast one …

Southern songs in Vietnam

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Ken Burns and his PBS miniseries on country music evoked a strong memory.
Bob Hope and Ann-Margret didn’t find their way out to the far fire bases in South Vietnam. They …