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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - But for the bomb, the four would be in their 60s, probably grandmothers. Three were 14 and one was 11 in 1963 when the blast killed them in the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is four blocks from the law office of Doug Jones, … more
When hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their prey. They would synchronize their steps on the side of the horse away from their prey until they were close enough for a good shot. A … more
What do evangelicals and other social conservatives have in common with liberal feminists and the secular left? More than either side would like to admit. Once upon a time, the religious right thought sexual misconduct - certainly involving … more
You wouldn't know it in coastal South Carolina, but some state lawmakers are still open to offshore oil exploration. That needs to change. Testifying before an ad hoc House committee on offshore drilling this week, Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, … more
WASHINGTON - The phrase "the truth will out" has always been at home in American newsrooms where journalists dedicate their days to making it so. Sometimes Truth needs a little nudge, as was the case recently when an anti-media organization, … more
In the entire ruby-red state of Alabama, there was only one reliably conservative Republican candidate who could have lost the race for the U.S. Senate to a Democrat who was portrayed as a Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer liberal. And Roy Moore was … more
Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama's special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week. That proved correct. Statewide, turnout was down … more
I am not nearly so coldhearted and unsympathetic toward the mainstream media as some of my conservative friends, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Chris Plante and Ann Coulter. In fact, my heart goes out to them. As … more
WASHINGTON - American democracy's comic opera frequently features collaborations of "bootleggers and Baptists." These entertainments are so named because during Prohibition, Baptists thought banning Demon Rum would improve public morals (oh, well) … more
The Grinches are back ... As I watched the run up to Christmas, I was not surprised when I checked news programs on the tube Friday morning and turned to MSNBC and caught some of the "Morning Joe" show featuring Joe Scarborough and his girlfriend … more
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