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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 - 1:50pm

    When Pope Francis unveiled his letter to the world about how we must stop trashing the planet, he nearly broke the Internet.

    The pithy document included hundreds of zingers, including this line...

07/03/2015 - 1:47pm

    Free speech may allow us to do many things but just because we can doesn't mean we should. I refer to flying the Confederate flag. How ironic that it should be such a prominent issue as we prepare to celebrate this nation's birthday. That wonderful...

07/03/2015 - 1:46pm

    Some defenders of the Confederate flag in South Carolina and around the country say the flag is not a symbol of racism and violence -- but of states' rights. They say the Civil War was waged by the South to limit the authority of President Lincoln and...

07/03/2015 - 1:44pm

 

    On a recent Saturday morning, I drove a good friend from her health club to an emergency room at a nearby hospital. Her symptoms -- not remembering what she had just done and repeating herself -- spoke of a potentially serious condition. The emergency...

07/03/2015 - 1:43pm

    How could someone hate a person simply because of dark pigment? Based on our history of racial progress and regress, it’s simple.

    Racism mostly is about entitlement, about power, about...

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