Just two months ago we lost Bluegrass icon Earl Scruggs. Yesterday, Folk legend Doc Watson died at the age of 89. Both were from my native North Carolina and each played a huge role in the Tar Heel state’s rich musical tradition.
Today S&R bids a fond farewell to one of America’s true innovators. Happy travels, Doc.
Domestic terrorism is not what it used to be.
Terrorism used to be the province of the left. Crews like the Weather Underground, the Panthers and the Symbionese Liberation Army blew up buildings, kidnapped heiresses and brought cities to their knees with crippling protests. Now the best the left has to offer on the city-crippling front is the Occupy Movement who, if you listened carefully, weren’t demanding peace and justice as much as for jobs and better credit scores. They might well have brought cities to their collective knees, but if so it was only because the municipalities dozed off listening to all those lame speeches and slid off their benches. Continue reading