Austin Rhodes

Real Conservatives Are Not Scared of Gay Marriage

Real Conservatives Are Not Scared of Gay Marriage

Despite the best efforts of a few dinosaurs, it appears the federal courts will soon be bulldozing the last restrictions on same-sex marriage in America. Alabama’s restrictions will soon be history, and you better believe Georgia’s won’t be far behind. I got over my misguided objections a while back, and officially announced it in this […]

Thurmond’s Fear Trumped His Fight

Thurmond’s Fear Trumped His Fight

Say what you want about the rather “uneven” personal and professional life of late conservative icon Strom Thurmond, Sr., the man was bold as a legislator and, as an attorney, fearless in the courtroom. In Washington, Senator Thurmond’s willingness to push his conservative political agenda against all who stood in opposition put him in constant conflict […]

Neighborhood Angst Can Inspire Political Revolution

Neighborhood Angst Can Inspire Political Revolution

If you are sitting back at a distance, watching the current school rezoning squabbles in Columbia County, thinking that it is “much ado about nothing,” don’t be too quick to dismiss the discord. Similar “small” skirmishes in our metro area have given birth to snowballing citizen movements that have seen laws and policies changed, and […]