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07/03/2015 - 3:09pm

    Judge A. Joseph Antanavage, with shotgun in hand, stood before a modified Confederate battle flag, and looked as if he had planned to defend whatever it is that the Confederate flag stands for.

    But, this wasn’t in the South. This was at a...

07/03/2015 - 2:11pm

    The recent mass murder of worshippers in an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina raises troubling questions for all Americans. First among them: How could this have happened?

    I...

07/03/2015 - 2:08pm

    Suppose African-Americans marked their heritage with flags depicting Nat Turner’s rebellion of 1831, in which slaves massacred about 60 whites before the uprising was crushed? The flag wouldn’t be celebrating the murder of whites, of course, but...

07/03/2015 - 2:07pm

    In the worst possible way - responding to an unspeakable act of racist barbarism - we have stumbled into one of our all-too-rare "Reconsider the Confederacy" weeks. This year's week looks as though it will lead to the relegation of the...

07/03/2015 - 2:06pm

    Could this, at last, be the end of the Civil War?

    Or, as some fans of Southern heritage call it, the War Between the States?

    Or the War of...

07/03/2015 - 2:05pm

    Does genetically engineering crops — creating seeds with the DNA of other species inserted in them, like a tomato with DNA that includes genes from a fish — violate religious principles?

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