Archive: Sun Jul 2007

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    More goodies handed out by the Legislative Black Caucus

    The Legislative Black Caucus has recently come under fire when it was discovered that children and close family members of the caucus were recipients of scholarships that were intended to go to economically challenged students. According to the Legislative Black Caucus’s form 990 for 2005 filed with the IRS, additional…
    Locker Room contributor, July 15, 2007
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    The Drop

    Not a good weekend for the City of Winston-Salem. Just as the city is considering an ordinance designed to crack down on violence in nightclubs, gunfire breaks out after a city-sponsored concert. ‘The Drop’ is literally that —- parents drop their teenagers off at Corpening Plaza for a…
    Sam Hieb, July 15, 2007
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    Five months that changed the world

    If you’re interested in the characters and rhetorical conflicts that generated the U.S. Constitution, you’ll probably enjoy David O. Stewart’s The Summer of 1787 (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Among the interesting observations is the following description of Gouverneur Morris’ work to compile the final version of our “supreme…
    Locker Room contributor, July 15, 2007