Charleston Church Shooting

Terrorism is surging in the US, fueled by right-wing ideologies

Terrorism is in retreat around the world. Attacks fell from about 17,000 in 2014 to about 11,000 in 2017, and dropped almost 40% in the Middle East. Yet not in the US.<p>The country is seeing a surge in terrorism. There were only six attacks in the US a decade ago, but 65 in 2017. The number of …

Ideology

2 South Carolina picks confirmed for appellate court slots

Two members of South Carolina's legal community have been confirmed for slots on a federal appellate court.<p>The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to …

South Carolina

South Carolina Confederate Flag Will Be in Museum

The Confederate flag removed from South Carolina State House grounds in 2015 is soon to be displayed again – but this time, in a museum.<p>It will be …

South Carolina

Dylann Roof Prosecutor, Judge Confirmed to U.S. Appeals Court (1) (1)

Julius “Jay” Richardson, who prosecuted South Carolina white supremacist and mass killer Dylann Roof, was one of two Donald Trump nominees confirmed …

Law

Senate confirms more Trump judges

President Donald Trump has put more judges on the circuit courts this far into his first two years than other administrations had, thanks to Senate …

South Carolina

On the road to the ballot box: anti-gun violence bus tour aims to turn out youth of color

We want people to know that we support places like Oakland that have been dealing with gun violence longer and more than Parkland ever has Jaclyn Corin<p>It was some time after 8pm when Angela Smith’s teenage daughter contacted her with an urgent request.<p>Bria, 17, wanted to leave home the next morning …

News (U.S.)

What kind of U.S. appeals judge will Columbia attorney be?

After the U.S. Senate’s 81-8 confirmation Thursday of federal prosecutor Jay Richardson to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, pundits are speculating …

Donald Trump

'Pinnacle of my career': Leo Twiggs wins prestigious Gibbes $10,000 art prize

Orangeburg artist Leo Twiggs says winning the Gibbes Museum’s prestigious Society 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art may be the summit of his …

Mass Shootings

Dixie Vodka

Driving north out of Oxford a couple of years back, I passed the Snow White Tavern on the outskirts of Medon, just south of Jackson, Tennessee. In …

Black History

There's Blood on the Streets of Mr. Jefferson's Town

The white supremacist terror in Charlottesville was a reminder that the American experiment contains the mechanism of its own destruction.<p><i>All over the South, the statues came down, but there was blood on the streets of Mr. Jefferson's town.</i><p>It is one year now from the day on which actual Nazis made …

Rights & Freedoms

After Las Vegas, Charleston shootings, another SC city considers bump stock ban

After Columbia became the first city in the nation to ban bump stocks, Charleston may soon follow suit.<p>The city’s Public Safety Committee is …

Guns

Listen to Dot Scott interview | Quintin's Close-Ups | Podcasts

From affirmative action to the Mother Emanuel's 200th anniversary, I sit down with Charleston NAACP president Dot Scott for a special edition of …

Mass Shootings

Confederate Monuments Are Being Discovered Faster Than They Can Be Taken Down

Since a white supremacist massacred nine African-Americans at the Mother Emanuel church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June of 2015, 113 …

Rights & Freedoms

Judge: Release School Shooting Suspect Education Report

(Seminole Country Sheriff’s Office via AP)<p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has refused to prevent the release of a report on the education …

Mass Shootings

Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, The Con Game of America's Anti-Muslims

Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a "post-truth era" and putting out "alternative facts" long before those phrases entered …

Religion

A South Carolina church 'fires up' after $500K anonymous donation pays off mortgage

It may have been Saturday evening, but the Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church was filled with people dressed in their Sunday …

South Carolina

He was found with a machete after threatening to kill people at SC church, cops say

A South Carolina man was arrested Sunday when he was found with a machete after threatening to kill parishioners at church law enforcement told …

Crime

Austin city report on Confederate monuments suggests renaming city

A new report from Austin, Texas’s Equity Office about existing Confederate monuments suggested changing the city's name.<p>The report identified several …

Confederate Monuments

Michael Arad unveils Emanuel Nine Memorial to commemorate Charleston church shooting

Michael Arad, the architect behind New York's 9/11 Memorial, has revealed plans for a monument dedicated to the victims of a shooting massacre that …

Mass Shootings

Parkland shooting survivors to meet with Emanuel AME families ahead of town hall

When 12 high school students who survived the mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School come to Charleston next week, they will …

Charleston

I was Donald Kaul's last editor, and the job was memorable in every way

Satirist Donald Kaul delighted readers for half a century with the dark humor he discovered in everything from having his hair catch fire while …

Des Moines

Religion Book Deals: July 25, 2018

<b>Gun Control Advocate Lands at Chalice</b><p><b>Rev. Sharon Washington Risher</b>, whose mother and two cousins were killed in the 2015 shooting at the Mother …

Gun Control

SC doesn't have $5 billion for Jasper port. But that isn't what is stalling it, some say

If the Jasper County port project is not built, it would be an insult to the memory of the late Democratic state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Confederate Flag License Plates Are Getting More Popular in Tennessee

The popularity of Confederate flag license plates in Tennessee has hit a 10-year high, according to data from the state’s department of revenue.<p>There …

Confederate Flag

Confederate License Plates In Tennessee Have Spiked 72 Percent Since 2015

8:18 PM 07/19/2018<p>The ownership of Confederate license plates in Tennessee has spiked by 72 percent in the past three years.<p>The Sons of Confederate …

Conservative View

Tennessee Confederate Flag License Plates Are More Popular Now Than Anytime In The Past Decade

For the first time in a decade, the number of Confederate flag license plates in Tennessee has surged, hitting a record high. According to <i>The</i> …

Confederate Flag

Here's Why More People Are Displaying Confederate License Plates

Natalie Allison at <i>The</i> <i>Tennessean</i> has an interesting story about how more Tennesseans are displaying Confederate flag license plates.<p>James Patterson, …

Nashville

Record number of Tennesseans use Confederate flag license plates

A record number of Tennesseans are using Confederate flag license plates amid a nationwide push to eliminate the symbolism after nine people were …

Confederate Flag

Tennessee hits record number of Confederate flag license plates

Tennesseans are driving with Confederate flag license plates more than ever before in the last decade, The Tennessean reported on Wednesday.<p>The Sons …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Emanuel Nine Memorial Reminds Us to Forgive, Welcome Others

Three years after the shooting that killed nine at a church in Charleston, the church has announced plans for a new memorial. Designed by the same …

Conservative View