Most business executives fumed and groused for the eight years Barack Obama was in the White House. He was a former community organizer who had never met a payroll, and those in the corporate boardrooms thought he was no friend of free enterprise.
Once again, the issue of the Mississippi state flag has come up for debate.
It is important to look beyond the riot.
"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."
The birth of a child is a happy occasion that inspires joy and celebration.
An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her.
I don't believe that Donald Trump is a racist. I don't think he's a closet white supremacist or a suit and tie neo-Nazi. I don't believe he hates Jews.
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.
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