Phillip Tutor: The First Amendment and journalistic failures on display in Linden

Goodloe Sutton publishes a small-town newspaper in Linden, a tiny place in Marengo County between Montgomery and Meridian. He admires the Ku Klux Klan. When NFL players began protesting racial injustice, he wrote, “that’s what black folks were taught to do two hundred years ago, kneel before a white man. … Let them kneel!” He’s opined that drug dealers should be “hung on the courthouse lawn,” that “slavery was a good lesson for Jews,” and that “(T)here are stories which publishing companies won’t print about how the black people were banished into the wilderness of Africa because God hated them.”

Phillip Tutor: The discarded trash of an Alabama puppy mill

When we adopted Molly, she was emaciated and tentative. She picked on our other dachshund, Zelda. If she walked into a room -- the kitchen, the bathroom -- she didn’t know how to get out. She got stuck in corners, under the kitchen table, at the end of the hallway, because she’d spent her entire life in cages and didn’t know how to retreat or turn around, so she froze, catatonic, a statue disguised in dappled fur.

Phillip Tutor: Cornelia came here, and she died here

From all across Maryland, people gathered on a cold and clear Sunday afternoon in Old St. Paul’s Church — the “Mother Church of Baltimore” — for memorial services honoring women who had died in service during the Great War. The calendar read Feb. 2, 1919, three months after that war’s end. The Rev. Arthur B. Kinsolving delivered the sermon. Anniston was there, in remembrance, a significant chapter in Cornelia Price’s life.
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