Vick and Beamer: Co-conspirators who got off easy

Vick and Beamer: Co-conspirators who got off easy

The National Football League  lifted its suspension on former Virginia Tech football star quarterback Michael Vick, clearing the way for a team to sign him to play in the upcoming season. Assuming, of course, that any team is willing to sign the convicted felon who...
July 4th: What is left to celebrate?

July 4th: What is left to celebrate?

I once looked forward to the Fourth of July. Of course, I once believed in the Easter Bunny. Lately, it seems the independence that defined this great nation is as mythical as that Easter egg laying rabbit. Our Founding Fathers would not recognize America today: They...

Racists still walk among us

One of Muse’s regular readers emailed last night to ask that a comment she posted saying she would vote for Barack Obama be removed because her daughter was being harassed over her support of the Democratic Presidential candidate. Over the past two weeks, the...

Partisans are not patriots

A local cornered me at the Floyd County Store recently and, in an angry voice, wanted to know “why you support that black bastard Obama.” It’s not the first time I’ve run into racism here or elsewhere in this country. I’m sure it...

Rabid Republican racism

To understand how far the Republican Party in Virginia will go to try and defeat Barack Obama in this battleground state, one only has to read this report from Time magazine’s Karen Tumulty: If John McCain is as serious as he says about running a...