All the crap that's unfit to print

Google News lists about 13,574 stories about the engagement of England’s Prince William to Kate Middleton but only 2,810 about the START treaty negotiations — a news event about a document that — with luck — will prevent some nation for turning us into a pile of radioactive ash some day. At the same time, […]

Mt. Airy: Tough times for Mayberry

A mule-drawn wagon charges tourists $5 a head for a tour of Mt. Airy, North Carolina — Andy Griffith’s home town and the inspiration for Mayberry, the fictional town where Andy Taylor — Griffith’s character in the long-running television series — served as sheriff. But Griffith left Mt. Airy long ago, his show fades in […]