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May 31, 2005 - We're back from the Memorial Day weekend, luckily without any new cross burnings to report.

Memorial Day

May 27, 2005 - As we sign off the Memorial Day weekend, here's wishing you a good holiday. We also remember the 1,654 U.S. troops and 180 troops from other "coalition" countries killed in the Iraq tragedy, as well as the tens of thousands of Iraqi dead.

A Climate for Cross-Burnings

May 27, 2005 - I made a brief stop at vigil in downtown Durham, site of one of the three cross-burnings that scarred our city Wednesday night (couldn't stay long, the kids were really cranky). Somehow I missed Pam Spaulding, who was also there and gives a good run-down on the vigils here.

Race and Basketball

May 26, 2005 - Continuing with the theme of atavistic racist behavior: this goes back a few years, but Rex Chapman, one-time "Boy King of Kentucky," has recently been giving interviews about some