The Curious Case of Roger Stone

The Curious Case of Roger Stone

Roger Stone is a gifted political consultant known for going the distance for his clients. He has worked for such marquee names as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Tom Kean and Donald Trump. His expertise is the lawful destruction of the opposition candidacy — what is...
A Start-Over Job for the ERA

A Start-Over Job for the ERA

One immense reason for our present political entanglements — would it be OK to say “messes”? — is the lately acquired political habit of addressing every possible human problem through politics. For instance, with regard to women’s rights, the Equal...
News From Around the South 2/10 to 2/17

News From Around the South 2/10 to 2/17

VIRGINIA: Bill To Allow Removal of Confederate Statues Goes Forward RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia localities ready to remove Confederate monuments might soon have the authority to do so. On Monday, a Senate committee voted along party lines to advance local control...
Bully Wannabes

Bully Wannabes

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative (cough) Union, which hosts the annual CPAC conference, tweeted that he was disinviting Mitt Romney from the confab this year because he “could not guarantee his physical safety” after the senator voted to...
The Hunt for Charleston’s Tabby Fort

The Hunt for Charleston’s Tabby Fort

The ugly slab of shell-spackled rock in Marion Square was once a piece of an intimidating tabby fort that stood like the battlements of a castle in front of the British attacking Charleston during the Revolutionary War. The so-called “Horn Work” was a walled-off,...