Walter Nichols sat in a straight-backed chair with his back to the sun, looking at a handwritten, framed letter which lay in his hands. (more…)

Dear elected officials and future candidates,

I am a 28-year-old American citizen. I have a four-year degree from a reputable university. I have a job, and I am also a registered voter with the power to provide you with yours.

What I am about to tell you may not be the same feeling your constituents have, but I bet it’s not far off.


I think I have officially seen it all.

A few weeks ago, a veteran was told he could no longer fly an American flag at his apartment. Yes, you read that right.

This story was received with a fair amount of contempt, as you might imagine, and my coworker did an outstanding job covering it.

In order to fully grasp the reason for the newest column I have posted, you may want to read the backstory.

Click the link to read a response from the fabric at the heart of the matter.