The Rest of the Story

Editors’ Note: Cross-posted from The Free Lance-Star, August 18, 2020. For more than five decades (1952-2008), Paul Harvey  broadcast on hundreds of radio stations his famous line: You know the news, now for the rest of the story . …. Read More ›

The Lost Cause Redux

The so-called “lost cause”–a long- debunked effort by supporters of the Confederacy–remains a vibrant underpinning among those opposed to the removal of Confederate war memorials, which is likened to “erasing history” or, in the words of some, “erasing white history.”… Read More ›

It’s 1856 All Over Again

Immigration. Race. Demographic change. Political demagogy. That year’s presidential race had it all. What can it tell us about 2020? Will fear or demographics prevail? Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 10, 2020. By Steve Inskeep On January… Read More ›