The Dis-Grace of Harvard

The Dis-Grace of Harvard

This week, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University has withdrawn his acceptance to the college. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the then-high school junior became a prominent voice for school...
Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth

Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth

In 2019, Juneteenth will be celebrated as emancipation was in the old days: with calls for reparations. As the country marks 154 years since news of the end of slavery belatedly came to Texas, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the subject of...
And We Did It!

And We Did It!

Where do the Hong Kong Chinese get these notions: such as that the right to a fair trial is rock-bottom basic to every democratic concept of justice? And the notion that freedom of speech underpins the whole, so to speak, democratic shooting match — where’d that...
News From Around the South 6/10 to 6/17

News From Around the South 6/10 to 6/17

SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Monument Vandalized CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two South Carolina residents are in jail after vandalizing a Confederate monument Sunday, the Charleston Police Department said. Just after 12:30 p.m., the Confederate Defenders of Charleston...
Thanks for Fathers

Thanks for Fathers

I’ve often told my children that the most important decision they will ever make is whom they marry. For those of us blessed to have children, the decision has an impact that goes beyond who will love, comfort, honor and keep us (as the Episcopal Church vows...
Ranking U.S.’ Most Expensive Wars

Ranking U.S.’ Most Expensive Wars

With the recent commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are reminded once again of the human cost of freedom and liberty. While some attempt to rank wars by the number of casualties, others would consider the social, environmental and political upheaval...