Monthly Archive:: September 2015

RACE IN MISSISSIPPI

Race Is the Least of the Problems   The people of Mississippi have not been angels.  The history of the Magnolia State and segregation invites the kind of scrutiny and criticism that has recently been visited upon the state. ...

RACE IN OUR SCHOOLS

A few years ago, I wrote an article about a school district in Mississippi that was under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department’s division of civil rights for having unacceptable race ratios. Walthall County is a rural community of...

SHAMING THE POOR

File this under the heading of tone deaf.  Or mean-spiritedness. Or boneheadedness.  Heck,cross file it under all three headings.  Once again some Republican has emerged from obscurity onto the national scene to make an ass of himself and to...

DID AMERICA INFLUENCE CHRISTIANITY?

Our friend, Dr. Tom Krannawitter offers this thoughtful piece on America’s influence on Christianity. The subject “America-was-founded-as-a-Christian-Nation” is one of those persistent themes in American politics. It pops up again and again, frequently. This is true throughout all of...

AHMED GOES TO COLLEGE

Narrative is a powerful social tool. Because facts are mostly irrelevant to narrative, narrative is both malleable and transposable: What doesn’t fit one way can be easily twisted to fit another way, and what doesn’t apply to one situation,...

WHEN A CLOCK IS A TICKING TIME BOMB

When a Clock is a Ticking Time Bomb Commentary by Sanford D. Horn September 21, 2015   President Ronald Reagan famously said “trust, but verify” mostly regarding the United States relations with the Soviet Union during the waning days...

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