When the Dodge Charger of 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr., plunged into that crowd of protesters Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Fields put Charlottesville on the map of modernity alongside Ferguson.
There are regions where economic stress coexists with a beloved way of life. It can be hard to make a living in parts of the rural West, northern New England and the South. But people stay put in these places for reasons other than the almighty dollar. They include community, tradition and quality of life.
A few words on trash-talking the president.
"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight," Samuel Johnson observed, "it concentrates his mind wonderfully."
On CNBC, an entrepreneur named Marcus Lemonis was asked what kind of people he prefers to hire for his businesses.
The book pulls no punches.
Donald Trump is a businessman who has routinely hired foreign guest workers to staff his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, claiming it's impossible to find Americans to do the work.
President Mike Pence. The words do not trip lightly off the tongue.
That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable.
Almost-native son James Autry ought to be known better in Mississippi. He's "almost-native" because while he grew up in Benton County, he was actually born in Memphis. I suppose that means Tennessee can claim him, too.
The movie "Dunkirk" recounts an astounding story of courage and self-sacrifice, without which Hitler might have won World War II. One can draw a straight line from Britain's heroic solidarity in the war to the welfare state that emerged in peacetime.
Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things, prove that he's not just another politician. But now he is president; his words have impact, and his posturing can be dangerous.
Turns out there's one more thing we can count on besides death and taxes -- and it's that whenever Donald Trump opens his mouth, it won't be long before he puts his foot in it.
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