First he killed him. Now he's suing him.
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small.
Chances are, you've never heard of her.
"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes."
That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s, i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet -- much less Fox "News."
The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture.
It was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad.
As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons.
He brought his rifle up at the sound of footsteps crunching the Oregon snow. "Who goes there? Stop and be recognized."
A weary voice answered out of the darkness. "It's me, Sam. It's Bud."
In the new movie "Creed," Rocky Balboa once again mounts the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In the original "Rocky," the climb up those stairs was the climax of a training montage that has since become iconic. With the gladiatorial horns and sweeping strings of Bill Conti's soundtrack pumping full out behind him, Rocky takes those stairs at a celebratory run, dancing and shadowboxing when he reaches the top.
Our question of the day: Who -- or what -- should take the blame?
"Let's stop worrying about people's rights."
Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring.
It could date as far back as 1798 when President Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts, making it illegal to criticize the U.S. government.
"You were my little red-headed girl."
We are gathered here today not to argue about some policy prescription, nor to excoriate some public figure.
The question was first posed by Juvenal, a Latin poet whose life spanned the first and second centuries: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Translation: "Who watches the watchmen?"
Of course. It makes perfect sense. Why couldn't I see it before?
There could never have been a Holocaust had the Jews been armed. Granted, the Nazis swept aside the armies of Poland and France like dandruff, and it took six years for Great Britain -- later joined by Russia and the United States -- to grind them down. But surely Jewish civilians with revolvers and hunting rifles would have made all the difference.
And the Bush family's War on English continues.
What can I do? Not quite six months ago, a reader named Tracy posed that question to me and I, in turn, posed it to you. Tracy, a 55-year-old white woman from Austin, said she was sick of hearing about unarmed African-American men being injured or killed by police.
That's just what the conservative movement needs right now. Less adult supervision.
In 1958, Democrat George Wallace, running as a candidate for governor of Alabama and racially moderate enough to be endorsed by the NAACP, was swamped by a strident white supremacist whose campaign played shamelessly to the basest hatreds of the electorate. Afterward, Wallace complained bitterly to a room full of fellow politicians that the other guy had "out-n----red me."
America is not a brave nation. Yes, that's a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world's finest and our servicewomen and men provide daily examples of incontestable courage.
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