Republicans applauded as President Donald Trump pulled away from our traditional role as leader of the free world, striking an arrogant pose of mighty America needing no friends and tweeting insulting videos at our closest ally, England.
The Grand Old Party, a Republican bulwark against extremist excesses from the left, is surrendering to an extreme right-wing, racially tinged nationalism from within, sponsored by Donald Trump himself and his strange fallen adviser, Steve Bannon.
There is one certain outcome of the Alabama Senate race if Roy Moore is elected. He will be compelled to embarrass Alabama because of a set of personal religious beliefs that, in his mind, are superior to all man-made institutions, even the Constitution as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ken Burns’ heart-breaking, frustrating documentary re-enactment of the Vietnam War reminds me that the year I graduated from the University of Alabama in 1959, Viet Minh forces began filtering south in preparation for an offensive against Saigon itself.
Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer’s televised remarks reveal a decent, intelligent, liberal-minded man whose decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee became a magnet for racist thugs who defamed both the statue and a truly first-class city.
If you didn’t know Jane Wheeler, you missed something. You would have loved her because she would have loved you. It was an essential element of her DNA to meet anyone with open-armed, uncritical warmth.