New Report Confirms Class Stagnation

Not that this comes as a surprise, exactly. Anybody who’s been paying attention knows that the American middle class has been losing ground for a quarter century because the wealth has all been moving to the top while the responsibility has been moving toward the bottom. But there are a...

Untended Wounds

I used to get a periodic newsletter in my email; a conservative bookseller’s club.  I signed up for it, to be honest, I have a tendancy to do such things.  Though I haven’t in some time, I’ll occasionally check out the Christian Broadcast Network, typically when I’m really pressed...

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Cheat

Before the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it was not uncommon in the South for local election officials to ensure proper voting registration to be maintained through the use of “literacy tests” aimed at making sure that those who did vote held the competence necessary to engage in the noble act of...

Looking, Walking, Qualking

As he put his pen down after signing the Civil Rights Bill of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson is reported to have turned to an aide and say, “We have just lost the South for a generation.” Much of the South, segregationist, racist, and still bearing old wounds from the Civil War was lost by...

Jena 6 Update: Exploitation Escalates; More Blog Reactions

No surprises here: Hatewatch reports that a well-known white supremacist has attempted to exploit Justin Barker, the white teenager who was beaten allegedly by the so-called Jena 6. According to Hatewatch, Richard Barrett of the Nationalist Movement “met with 17-year-old Barker, along with his father...

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