Category Archives: small-town politics

Lovelace Arrested Again

My sense of vindication keeps growing. Roger Lovelace has turned himself in to face further charges of impersonating a police officer. As I mentioned last week, Lovelace’s arrest has, at least temporarily, silenced the deniers of his guilt. He’s clearly … Continue reading

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The Incest of Small-Town Politics

The nature of small-town politics is inherently incestuous. The smaller the community, the more its members will defend each other against criticism — especially well-grounded criticism — when delivered outside the bounds of hushed rumor. Gossip is fine; spectacle is … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Scott

The summer of 2004 was hot. Alabama hot. Sweltering when it’s not baking. The kind of hot that has the mosquitoes sneaking indoors just for the air conditioning. Even the hardiest types never go outdoors until sundown in that kind … Continue reading

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