Rep. Joe Wilson’s rude outburst during President Obama’s health address follows, faintly, in a long tradition of South Carolinian legislative indecorum. Historian Steven Conn reviews the record.
hen it comes to interpreting baseball’s place in America’s history George Will has no peer. Consider Will’s words as spoken in Ken Burns’ 1994 videography, “Baseball”: “Baseball suits the character of this democratic nation. Democracy is government by persuasion. That means it requires patience. That means it involves a lot of compromise. Democracy is the […]