Monthly Archives: May 2014

Open for business – and robbery

NO WEAPONS – NO CONCEALED FIREARMS.  So reads the sign at The Pit Authentic Barbecue, a restaurant in Durham, North Carolina, which proudly displays signs on its doors prohibiting guns in the restaurant.  Those signs went unheeded when they were robbed at gunpoint last Sunday evening about nine o’clock.  Three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant […]

Final thoughts on Condi Rice and Rutgers University

Although this is my third consecutive piece about the situation between former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the brouhaha surrounding her invitation to speak at the commencement exercises at Rutgers University, it will be my last.  I don’t like returning to the same topic too soon, and I particularly don’t like posting about it […]

Rutgers students shouldn’t be quick to celebrate

Today, Condoleezza Rice ended the controversy over her upcoming commencement address at Rutgers University; she turned down the invitation. According to Fox News, in an announcement earlier today, she said, “Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for graduates and their families.  Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the […]