Chuck Thompson

This Year's College Football Playoff Is a Sham. Blame ESPN.
January 09, 2015

No, this game won't finally determine a "true" champion.

How I Fell Out of Love with Space Tourism
September 16, 2014

Reinforced Biblical and Koranic beliefs are about the last thing we need from sending people into space...

I Used to Hang a Confederate Flag on My Wall
October 30, 2013

Thanks to angry Republican protesters, the Confederate flag is back in the news. Someone who used to fly the flag now ponders its meaning.

What Paula Deen Could Teach John Roberts
July 01, 2013

The Supreme Court says the South is different now. Paula Deen's meltdown tells a different story.

Is Racism Worse in the South?
March 05, 2013

At last week's Supreme Court argument over the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John Roberts asked whether the government thinks the South is more racist than the North. The question frames the debate. Too bad there's no answer.

Take This Microbrew and Shove It
February 20, 2013

Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?

Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. I Dare You.
November 14, 2012

Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!