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Do We Still Deserve the 2nd Amendment?

While we were on hiatus this summer, it seems the whole country, rather than taking time to go to the beach, the mountains, and Disneys both Land and World, went completely and totally insane.

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Beyond the CSA: 12 Extinct Nations of the South, pt. 1

Until the late 19th century, the South was a virtual breeding ground for failed nations, nation-states and republics? Here’s a quick run-down of some of the highlights … or low-lights, as they were:

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The Best of RSM: 10 Odd Facts About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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The Best of RSM: Chasing Down A Killer

“I’m retired. I’m not going to do it.” If not for a heated argument with a contractor for a bingo parlor over the fragile nature of his septic field lines, those could have been John Oldshue’s famous last words. On April 27, the former meteorologist and his friend Ben Greer, a first-time storm chaser, found […]

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One Southern Man’s View: Why I’m a Bama Fan

In a re-match of the hyperbolically named “Game of the Century” from early November, Alabama and LSU, with their good-enough offenses, will attempt to find the end zone against the best two defenses in the land. Despite the unrelenting hype for this game, this Alabama alumnus has found it difficult to get excited about the game.

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Chasing Down A Killer

They got the first live footage of the Tuscaloosa tornado on April 27. They got the first live footage of its aftermath. Had it not been for an angry septic contractor, they may have been two of its victims.

Wayne Franklin tells the harrowing story of John Oldshue and Ben Greer and their day chasing down a killer.

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