With the US Supreme Court ruling in its favor, Westboro Baptist Church plans more controversial protests at funerals and cultural events. Counterspeech and counterprotests are best responses, say activists.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of US hate groups has topped 1,000 for the first time. But conservative critics say a too-broad definition of hate stifles legitimate debate.
Rickwood Field – the country's oldest ballpark – is rich in baseball lore and legend.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who subsequently joined the Ku Klux Klan, on some Mississippi license plates in 2014.
The John Newbery Medal is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. The 2011 winners are worthy additions to any young reader's library and engaging enough to delight the rest of us as well.
Just last week, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was in hot water over his apparent approval of the all-white Citizens Council in the 1960s. But Thursday the NAACP lauded him for suspending the life sentences of two black sisters.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has created a stir by discussing the role of the white Citizens Council in a magazine interview. The episode shows the challenges for Southern politicians on the national stage.
Condoleezza Rice’s memoir is largely a loving tribute to the parents who were "anxious.... perhaps a little too anxious" to give her a head start in life.
A Supreme Court case challenging the Westboro Baptist Church anti-gay protests will test the limits of free speech, with First Amendment implications for other forms of expression such as Quran burning and racist demonstrations.
The First Amendment right to free speech is the most widely understood US constitutional provision.