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Teach Your Children: Facing Racism and White Supremacy...

It’s easy to think our kids are already experiencing too much. That they have been living in fear of a virus for...

Viewpoint: Our Jail is a Petri Dish for Covid-19.

Pretrial detention should not and must not be a death sentence. That simple rule of justice seems obvious enough. But...

A Scorer’s Notes on the Voting Machine Process

I write software and work with big databases. A few years ago, I became very interested in election fairness and...

Thinning the Herd: Americans are the Dumbest People on Earth

We Americans are about as dumb as we want to be. With 1.5 million cases of the coronavirus confirmed in the U.S. and...

Arcane Secrets of an Alt-Weekly Adept

Raggedstonedesign | Dreamstime.com “You may disrobe.” The voice filters through the candle-lit haze of incense....

The Service Industry is Suffering: Support Them

When I spoke to Spindini owner and restaurateur Jim LoSapio for this week’s cover story, a collection of highlights...

Facebook Kills Merle Haggard … Again

No one seems to know why the social media giant Facebook decided to dig up the corpse of renowned country music star...

Heroin, the Thief

I lost my friend to heroin this week. It was not quick and painless. She did not push the needle in and float off on...

Socialism’s Okay. We Already Have It.

It is said that if you’re not a liberal when you’re young, you have no heart, and if you’re not a conservative when...

Make It Manual! Voting by Hand is Safer and More Accurate.

Shelby County is getting ready to replace its aging, unsecure voting machines with new voting equipment. When we did...