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The constitutional crisis has officially arrived. To the surprise of nobody with a cognitive intellect, Donald Trump has hauled us to this treacherous precipice. The good news is that the House Democrats, empowered by the midterm voters to hold Trump accountable, are eager to prevail in the …

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There is an adage in the publishing business that you can’t judge a book by its cover but you can sell a book by its cover.

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For almost two years and nine months, the American people have been subjected to lies and distortions of facts from President Trump and his cronies in front of the TV cameras. To a large extent, they’ve been able to get away with that due to the reluctance, or lack of preparedness, by anchor…

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Agnew Peacock was a rock of a man in his days of yore. The passing years, however, brought about a decline with his health that made him compatible with the notion that sometimes it is better to leave this sometimes discordant world than to remain with agony riding shotgun in your life.

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It sure looked like Tennessee came to play Saturday night at the beginning of the game. But then the Dawgs got their game going and never looked back. I really don’t care for Tennessee but I do like their head coach a lot. When he was Georgia’s defensive coach, we were running buddies. 

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When Tink first moved to the place which he now firmly and alternately calls “my home” or “the place where I belong,” I often had advice on adjusting to the South. One piece was constant: “Be careful what you say about people because you never know who’s kin to who.”

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Losing a best friend is like losing a family member. Death is so abrupt and leaves one with such emptiness. You reflect on the happy times you remember when there was never any resignation that there would be an eternal separation. You are always aware that finality eventually comes about, b…

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One of the great treats that comes from my job as a writer are all the wonderful, handwritten letters I receive. Few are typed and though I receive many emails, these scripted letters are always the most joyous.

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In the roughly 48-hour window from when I finished my column for the Sept. 25 edition of this newspaper to the time it hit the stands, the Trump-Ukraine scandal escalated more rapidly than I would have ever thought and now has the president in serious trouble. His presidency is in more jeopa…

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Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York made an interesting statement over the weekend when she tweeted, “At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior — it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it.”

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After working full-time in the print journalism business for almost a quarter of a century, questions are still directed to me from time to time about the future of print media.

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A while back, I found myself on a rural backroad that is now a blacktop, but I remember when it was nothing more than red dirt that left a swirl of dust behind the back end of a car or marred its wheels in mud that stuck to the whitewall tires like putty.

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On a recent vacation to Boston, my wife and I were walking through the neighborhood of Roslindale, where we were staying, to a commuter train station to head into the city. Along the way, we came across a yard sign in three different languages — English, Spanish and Arabic — that read, “No m…

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NEW YORK — Most trips here usually take place in December when a top coat is required, which makes an early fall outing, allowing for use of a short-sleeved shirt, a welcomed option.

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Y’all, it’s a real thing! I remember my daddy and my granddaddy always talking about “dog days,” but I figured it was just another one of their sayings.

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It’s been a long time since I was a high school student. While I realize that in the grand scheme of things 30 years is not the longest amount of time in the world, it has been more than three decades now since I was roaming the halls of my high school as a student.

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Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, released on Aug. 29 a 62-page report on former FBI director James Comey’s handling of memos that he generated to document his interactions with President Trump in the nearly four-month period between Trump’s inauguration and his f…

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Maybe gardening is your hobby, or woodworking, or tinkering with a car, or making clothes or jewelry, or cooking. Anything that keeps your mind engaged is worthwhile, isn’t it? We all like different things.

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As often I say, it is enlightening to see the South from a non-Southerner’s perspective. Mainly, it reminds me that what is normal for us is sometimes out-of-the-ordinary for them.