Rah-rah speeches by politicians rarely make good fodder for opinion columns. Journalists hear these talks often, become jaded by just another guy using grandiose language.
Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic -- and the model for mankind's future.
Perhaps you remember Barack Obama's so-called "patriotism problem." It was that some people said he didn't have any. The claim was based on the flimsiest of evidence: his failure to wear an American flag pin on his lapel and a picture, widely circulated online, that purported to show him with hands clasped instead of over his heart, refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Earlier this year Doug Wheeler, 76, broke his ankle while water skiing. During his seven-week convalescence, his wife, Pat, chauffeured him on his daily rounds.
Lots of political yammer about who's a real conservative and who's not. So, how do you tell?
Ever year at this time, the Mississippi Department of Education releases its "report cards" for schools and school districts throughout the state.
As fall approaches, the days get shorter with increasing rapidity.
Aprils and Octobers are distant relatives (calendar-wise, at least), but share common traits.
Rural communities just thought Walmart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon.
His name was La David T. Johnson.
I have never been an accomplice to a crime. Put another way, I have never been a victim of sexual assault/sexual abuse/sexual harassment. Those who have know precisely what I mean.
It "makes some people uncomfortable." That was the explanation Kenny Holloway, a school board official in Biloxi, Mississippi, gave the Sun Herald newspaper last week, for the board's decision to remove from its eighth-grade curriculum a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Last week, the Biloxi School District removed Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum after complaints from some of the students' parents.
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