What, we wonder, is a liberal? Or a conservative? Or whatever?

Whenever I write a critical column about Donald Trump, my email box fills with insults, curses, and claims that I am “a lib-turd” or simply “a liberal.” What, I often wonder, is a liberal. I own enough weapons to start a revolution in some third-world countries. I have had permits to carry concealed weapons for […]

Deja vu all over again

In a pattern that seems an endless repeat of last Spring’s drenching drama, we’ve fallen into a familiar routine: Hot days spawn daily cycles of thunderstorms with drenching downpours. And my driveway washes out and disappears somewhere into Franklin County. Another Spring ritual: Enduring some right-wing fruitcake with their head jammed up Sarah Palin’s ass […]

Why all the hate?

In 2008, I sat with a group of local government officials in a Georgia city and listened to some of them predict that if Barack Obama won the Presidential election, he would be assassinated before ever taking office. “There’s no way the racists and extreme right-wing will let him serve a day as President,” said […]