A few weeks ago in a closed-door meeting, Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 119-74 to weaken an independent office charged with policing lawmakers’ ethics.

While reading Phillip Tutor’s column (“A national model for healing,” Jan. 13), I remembered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s comment regarding “the most segregated hour in America” and contrasted it with remarks of a more recent pastor who desires to see his multiethnic church service beco…

Go figure, who else with a modicum of common sense would choose a donkey to represent their party? None but the ultra-sensitive, unable-to-face-reality Democrats. “Bless their little pea-pickin’ hearts,” they really deserve each other.

On Sunday, The Washington Post published a story with a picture of Charles Person. He’s 74. But in 1961, he was an 18-year-old Freedom Rider on a bus headed through the Deep South.

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Lewis is the son of sharecroppers. As a child, he wanted to be a preacher; he practiced by delivering fiery sermons to the family's chickens. But history had other plans for him: lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, …

North Carolina is a state that holds special meaning for me. I met and married my fabulous wife, Josephine, there 56 years ago. We have a house in the mountain-west third of the state, and my career and the civil rights movement began there simultaneously.

Anniston celebrated Thursday when a phone call from Washington delivered the awesome news about this community’s Freedom Rider sites. It’s official: They’re now national monuments, forever. Tell your friends. Spread the word. Let the rejoicing begin.

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