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Archive for June 11th, 2011

– At last, Revenge is ours (or not). Including Blackbeard’s artisanal arsenal. — eBay eye-catchers:  a medal of Lost Cause honor and a poster for Louis Armstrong at Carmichael Auditorium. — What exactly is a Confederate monument? And what should Reidsville do with the one that lost its kepied head to a reckless driver?

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The dust-up over state Sen. Don East’s 145-mph joyride brings to mind previous legislative wheelmen and their real or imagined immunities. In 1992 state Sen. Joe Johnson of Wake County, pulled over by Raleigh police for not wearing a seat belt as he drove to a lobbyists’ reception, cited a 1787 law protecting legislators “except […]

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