Authors/Books

Barbara Bush Says Perhaps Sarah Palin Should Stay in Alaska

Sarah Palin may not have the biggest fan in former first lady Barbara Bush. “I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful,” Barbara Bush said. “And she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there.” Bush, along with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spoke to CNN’s Larry King in…

Poor But Proud: Voting to Remain Poor Still Plagues the South

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The news could not be any worse. I honestly wish there was some good news to report. Sorry to say, there’s not any. Well, the Crimson Tide did manage to pull out a victory over Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, football being about the only thing worth mentioning…

US Attorney General Eric Holder to Speak at UA Law School

Event to Honor 50th Anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder will be the keynote speaker during an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ms. Harper Lee’s book To Kill A Mockingbird on Tuesday, September 21 at 3:45 p.m. in the University of Alabama Law School’s McMillan Lecture Hall,…

All The World’s A Stage: Especially on TV and Facebook

Sarah Palin says ‘Refudiate’ then compares herself to Shakespeare Obviously, Sarah Palin is no Shakespeare. Perhaps a comparison to George W. Bush would be more in line with reality. He often used non-sensical words as well. Obviously she was trying to tell so-called “peaceful Muslims” to “repudiate” a plan to build a mosque near the…

Photographer Theodore Lamont Cross Dies at 86

In Memoriam Birders United Theodore Cross, a bird photographer, author, publisher, and founder of Birders United, died in Sanibel, Florida, on Sunday, February 28. He was 86. “All of us at Birders United are extremely saddened by the passing of our leader and dear friend,” the group said in a statement. “He will be deeply…

Master of a Lost Art: Part Two Interview with Glynn Wilson

by Joan Brunwasser Welcome back for the second half of my interview with The Locust Fork News-Journal‘s editor and publisher, Glynn Wilson. So, Glynn, if, according to you, it takes a huge investment of time and energy to understand a story, that explains why the mainstream press has not done its job on many important…

Master of a Lost Art: Part One Interview With Glynn Wilson

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it at OpEdNews.com, here’s part one of the interview… by Joan Brunwasser Glynn Wilson is editor and publisher of The Locust Fork News-Journal. Readers trying to get to the bottom of the Siegelman case, the politicization of the DoJ, the story of whistleblower Dana Jill Simpson, and other steamy…

The New York Ring

Malcolm Gladwell and the limits of New York liberalism In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Finch (played by Gregory Peck in the 1962 film version) sought to expose Jim Crow to the world, not change it overnight. by Glynn Wilson Just when I thought the South and race had been reduced to comedy and thus removed…

Must Reading From William Greider

William Greider, on Bill Moyers’ Journal on PBS, wants Americans to start shaking things up His new book, COME HOME AMERICA: THE RISE AND FALL (AND REDEEMING PROMISE) OF OUR COUNTRY, doesn’t mince words from the very first sentence: “I have some hard things to say about our country.” And he does. After outlining many…

Norman Mailer Dies at 84

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by Glynn Wilson It is hard to believe Norman Mailer is dead. I just met him in September on a subway ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and I had planned on writing him a long letter after studying the Harper’s magazine article that became the Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction novel The Armies of the Night.…