Racism and hate in Stuart

A gathering of members of the Ku Klux Klan, tagged as an “active hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, showed up in Stuart in nearby Patrick County over the weekend. One attendee told WDBJ-TV news he’s a member of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the True Invisible Empire, based in Martinsville. The handful, […]

Too much hate, too much anger

Alan Graf, who started writing a column on current issues for The Floyd Press this year, found himself victim a target of those who don’t like those who express opinions that might differ from theirs. Graf is not a fly-by-night writer of letters to the editor or random poster of tirades on social media.  He’s […]

Christmas is over, nastiness returns

Fights and disturbances broke out in shopping malls around America on the day after Christmas Monday.

In Chicago, police report 61 people shot with 11 killed in various incidents in the city over the holiday weekend.

Here in Floyd County, a local minister took to Facebook to warn all of us that a “second coming” is just around the corner and we sinners had better get our affairs in order.

Fear, anger, hate & pessimism: America?

We head into the 2016 Presidential election year with more anger, more pessimism and more outright hate than I have seen in more than a half-century of covering politics as a reporter or working inside the system as an operative. “This year’s Republican presidential campaign is where hope and optimism go to die. Don’t pretend […]

Bigotry against Muslims: National shame

Walked away from a infuriating series of Facebook posts Tuesday because of the bigotry, hate and stupidity aimed at the President of the United States. While I am not a fan of Barack Obama and feel that he disappointed a lot of people who voted for him, the open disrespect and outright lies posted about […]