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    Bill Caton

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    Bill Caton is a former newspaper guy and the author of five books, including Fighting Words: Words on Writing from 21 of the Heart of Dixie’s Best Contemporary Authors.
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      who makes such evil profitable?

      An MLK Day Rumination

      by | 1, Add your Comment | Jan 16, 2017
      An MLK Day Rumination

      think the psyche of the South for a man my age carries with it a fading memory of the shame and bitterness of being a son of a conquered nation. My father’s elementary school classes had annual field trips to the Confederate Memorial — a marble double arch inside a small chain-link fence — in Robinson Springs, AL. The names of the dead remain on the aging marker under the damp shade of broad oaks, but the field trips have ended. There is so much more to Southerners than the civil rights struggle…

      win what?

      The Republicans’ Tangled Web

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Dec 12, 2016
      The Republicans’ Tangled Web

      The day after the election a man wearing a gun in a pizza joint during lunch was crowing to me, “We elected ‘im!” Alabamians – gun-toting and otherwise – did vote overwhelmingly for Trump. But it was not just Alabama, was it? Every rural area in the country voted for Trump. Big money has run over the Democrats since Reagan, crushed lower-income people and used the resulting disillusionment to build a coalition based on ignorance and resentment …

      power of truth

      The Cure for Trump

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Nov 4, 2016
      The Cure for Trump

      How did we get here? How did we end up with a lunatic Republican presidential nominee, an eminently unlikeable Democratic nominee and a middle class apparently unwilling to impose its political will on this American Republic as we stagger toward an election like honey bees in a dying hive?

      Our version of colony collapse disorder has been perfectly diagnosed in Low Dishonest Decades, the new book by George Scialabba.

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