The F5 Nobody: A terrible idea to stop spree killers

The F5 Nobody: A terrible idea to stop spree killers

When I was young, I had a recurring dream that the man who lived down the street planned to kill me. In reality, the guy…

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Cracking the comments code

Cracking the comments code

This may surprise you, but I know a little more about crack cocaine than the average 37-year-old guy who grew up in a semi-rural community…

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Charles Wakefield, finally free

Charles Wakefield, finally free

It was, in the jargon of my people, a scoop. I happened on it almost by accident. I had a habit of checking through probation,…

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Responsibility, the internet's condom

Responsibility, the internet’s condom

If you have the clap and somebody wants to get in your pants, whose job is it to tell that person that you have the…

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Sunday warrior

Sunday warrior

The Doppler radar looked like a corner man’s towel in the ninth round. Three slashes of red cut across Georgia and western South Carolina, each…

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M&Ms

M&Ms

Nassau, Bahamas–The little girl behind me wants an M&M. I know this because she repeated what she wanted for five consecutive minutes, only taking breaks…

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Journalism and the Palmetto State of play

Journalism and the Palmetto State of play

Union County, South Carolina was barely on the map in 1993. There was no easy way to get there by interstate highway. It wasn’t even…

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Balloon Boy is your fault

Balloon Boy is your fault

This is your fault. Certainly, there’s a lot of blame to go around, but most of the people who are pointing fingers at the Henne…

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Mark Sanford boned me

Mark Sanford boned me

Barbecue makes me hot, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Whether the sauce is based in ketchup, mustard, or vinegar, it might as well…

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