Another obituary

Dr. Jim Ragland, of Allen, Texas, died September 24, 2023 at the age of 99. He was born in Ada, Oklahoma in 1924 to James Jordan Ragland and Zelda Keithley Ragland. He was preceded in death by his wife of…  [more]

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Exorcising a piñata of shame

Why you should swap your bucket list with a chuck-it list

By Valerie Tiberius, The Washington Post August 28, 2023 at 5:45 a.m. EDT Valerie Tiberius is a professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota and the author of  [more]

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Before there was Trump

Is This the End of Bibi?

By David Remnick, July 22, 2023   Netanyahu’s coalition of zealots, the resistance in the streets, and the Israeli Kulturkampf. Benjamin Netanyahu has been Prime Minister of Israel longer than anyone in the…  [more]

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Don’t know much about history


By Jeff Stein, August 21, 2012   Gwenyth Todd had worked in a lot of places in Washington where powerful men didn’t hesitate to use sharp elbows. She had been a Middle East expert for the National Security…  [more]

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Death in a dying town

How Rural America Steals Girls’ Futures

By Monica Potts, April 6, 2023   “Boy crazy” was what people called it. “She was so boy crazy,” I would hear about my girlfriends. I never heard the reverse, that a boy…  [more]

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Death by Doughnut

Black WWII soldiers asked a White woman for doughnuts. They were shot.

By , January 15, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. EST   The Black soldiers — Allen Leftridge and Frank Glenn — were challenged by a White…  [more]

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Morality in a box

In rural Georgia, an unlikely rebel against Trumpism

By Stephanie McCrummen, December 22 at 6:00 AM   BEULAH, Ga. — As he pulled into the parking lot of Beulahland Baptist Church on Election Day last month, nearly everything about Cody…  [more]

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