The Freedom to Pursue Happiness

The Freedom to Pursue Happiness

The governors of all 50 states, and the mayors of many large cities, have assumed unto themselves the powers to restrict private personal choices and lawful public behavior in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. They have done so not by enforcing previously...
States’ Rights Are So Last Month

States’ Rights Are So Last Month

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump did what he does worst — he took to Twitter to type two tweets that threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and Nevada because he doesn’t like what state officials are doing to facilitate...
News From Around the South 5/18 to 5/25

News From Around the South 5/18 to 5/25

FLORIDA: Memorial Day Had Origin in Civil War ORLANDO — The Memorial Day we celebrate this year is very different from the first Memorial Day over 150 years ago honoring the Civil War dead. It was not even about all those who died in that conflict; instead, it...
Who Owns the Gadsden Flag?

Who Owns the Gadsden Flag?

The year was 2017, the month was August. America was 241 years old, and totems of its racist past were crumbling. One of the Northwest’s largest tributes to Confederate soldiers — an 8-foot-high marble fountain erected in Helena, Montana, in 1916 — was about to come...
Ain’t We Deplorables Deplorable?

Ain’t We Deplorables Deplorable?

So. A Texas day care center can open now. I said “right now.” Come Friday, May 22, Texas bars and bowling alleys, by gubernatorial writ, are allowed to pry their doors partly — and, yes, cautiously — open. On the same day, and under the same dispensation,...