| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The number of far-right militias, extremist patriot groups and hate organizations in the U.S. dropped last year for the first time since 1999, but the organizations are becoming "leaner and meaner," the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Tuesday....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:11 AM
That a Palm Beach County citizen should choose this particular week to fly his KKK flag and hang a noose in front of his home was probably an inadvertent act. It happens, though, to be Sunshine Week, when media organizations around the country are...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Director Peter Jackson gets his mojo back in the latest installment of the "Hobbit" series. "The Desolation of Smaug" recaptures the alluring mixture of mythical adventure, fantastic landscapes and epic struggle that made Tolkien's books into the enduring...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
For those of you who think that insensitive speech is just an issue for reality television and “Duck Dynasty,” consider Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that will make it harder to force public schools to drop...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to burning a cross at the entrance of an African American neighborhood in Ozark, about 80 miles southeast of Montgomery, federal officials announced Monday.
Thomas Windell Smith, 24, of Dothan, pleaded guilty on...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him.
The theater served as a mirror to Mandela,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:58 AM
On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young black girls. One of those girls was Diane Braddock's 14-year-old sister, Carole Robertson.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:23 PM
My column today is about mental health professionals and others who are offended by the marketing approach -- state hospital escapees torturing people -- of one of the local haunted houses. You can read it here. I ended up taking......
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Larry Flynt wants to stop Missouri from executing the man whose bullet put the publisher of Hustler magazine in a wheelchair for life. Over the weekend, Flynt and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to force the state to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
"Bridesmaids" had a lot of wild wedding moments, but even that raucous comedy didn't go where one British bride just did: She enlisted her horse to be one of her two bridesmaids.
Wearing a purple bridle to match groom Graham Sales' tie, 17-year-old...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A Virginia mother whose son dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan for Halloween said she sees nothing wrong with the costume. In fact, it's something of a family tradition.
Jessica Black is defending her 7-year-old son's costume, telling local...