Defend democracy in the South.


VOICES: Haiti, hell and hope

January 29, 2010 - By Bill Quigley Smoke and flames rose from the sidewalk. A white man took pictures. Slowing down, my breath left me. The fire was a corpse. Leg bones sticking out of the flames.

Thanksgiving's surprising Civil War roots

November 25, 2009 - While its mythology might lead us to imagine America has been celebrating it ever since the Pilgrims joined with their Indian neighbors to throw a feast of gratitude after surviving a brutal winter, Thanksgiving as a national U.S. holiday is actually a more recent tradition — first proclaimed by President Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War.