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July 24, 2015

OP-ED | Harper Lee Brings Older Atticus to Life Within Historical Limitations

by Jason Courtmanche | July 24, 2015 1:29pm


If you’ve been reading about Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, you have surely heard several disturbing things about the 72-year old Atticus Finch. He’s attended a Klan rally, he possesses racist literature, and he’s a segregationist. I’d also point out that Atticus has crippling arthritis that makes him unable to perform simple tasks like buttoning his shirt or handling kitchen utensils. Throughout the novel he frequently asks Jean Louise to drive him places because he can no longer manage the steering wheel of a car. This is not an insignificant detail nor a digression on my part.

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July 17, 2015

OP-ED | Telling the Story of the Conservative Heart

by Suzanne Bates | July 17, 2015 11:23am

The most underreported story of the past few decades is that during that time period, across the world a billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.25 a day.

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