Chuck Thompson

I Used to Hang a Confederate Flag on My Wall

Here's why I took it down

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

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What Paula Deen Could Teach John Roberts

One week, two visions of Southern progress

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

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Is Racism Worse in the South?

John Roberts's question frames the Voting Rights Act case. Too bad there's no answer.

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.

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Take This Microbrew and Shove It

Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?

Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?

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

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