September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Will a retrial do any better?

The much publicized sensational gambling trial which ended in August will be played out again in January. More...

Congress Reports

Government should not get in the way of economy

Last Thursday night, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to unveil his latest plan to reinvigorate the economy and grow jobs. His remarks called upon all Americans to work together to overcome these tough economic times. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gone South

The speech that was never delivered

I have been sitting on this story for years. But with the recent interest in Asa Carter, George Wallace’s racist speechwriter who later changed his name and became a famous novelist, I figure now is as good a time as any. More...

Beasley Report

Why do ordinary folks vote against their own interests?

I have often wondered why ordinary citizens in this country consistently vote against their own economic and social interests in national elections. More...

Moments in Time

 On Sept. 27, 1854, two ships collide off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 322 passengers and crew. The wooden-hulled Arctic was severely damaged when it slammed into the iron-hulled steamer Vesta. More...