Savannah: History’s Revelations and Reversals

When I was a teenager, history classes touted states’ rights more than slavery as the cause of the Civil War, and the romance of “Gone with the Wind” further colored my perception of Dixie’s fall. When I visited my grandmother in the South, I was enraged by the destruction wreaked Continue reading “Savannah: History’s Revelations and Reversals”

Column: Huddled Masses Yearning to Be Free

As tens of thousands of terrified men, women and children struggle to exit Afghanistan, America’s conspiracy theorists have gathered in their usual gutters to assign blame for the collapse of this country. Some have suggested that the return of the Taliban and the flight of educated Continue reading “Column: Huddled Masses Yearning to Be Free”

Column: Misgovernance Rules on Two Fronts

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, along with Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, has been outspoken in his efforts to ban commonsense efforts to stop the spread of the delta variant of Covid-19 virus. Last week he met with 600 of his fervent supporters at a venue described as standing Continue reading “Column: Misgovernance Rules on Two Fronts”