Without music, what else is left?

By Don McAlavy Albert Einstein was once asked what would happen if we ever had a nuclear holocaust. He thought for just a moment and replied: “There would be no music.” Music is a part of everyone’s life — and Clovis and our area has been blessed by the amount of musical talent that has […]

Even ludicrous ideas deserve right to be heard

By Freedom Newspapers Iran’s anti-Semitism made prominent news again with the nation’s hosting of a conference held to challenge whether the Holocaust actually occurred. It’s easy for Americans to see this circus for what it is, given that our nation’s most notable representative for the conference was former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Iran’s […]

Crusader gone; memory of Nazi atrocities remain

Editorial H e was controversial, and he was not always right. Sometimes he displayed an ego as large as the cause he took on. However, Simon Wiesenthal, who died Tuesday in Vienna at the age of 96, probably did more to prevent people from forgetting the Holocaust perpetrated on European Jewry by the Nazi regime […]

Travesties won’t end until people act

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist We were in Poland talking about Africa. It seemed fitting. Last month, I joined an interfaith pilgrimage to the killing places of the Holocaust years, a handful of the sites where homosexuals were slaughtered for being homosexuals, communists for being communists, Jehovah’s Witnesses for being Jehovah’s Witnesses and, most infamously […]

Spate of anti-gay laws reveals inhumanity

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Gay Holocaust? That was the subject line of an e-mail I received last week from “Chris,” a lawyer in a red state. He wanted to know if anybody else sees a similarity between the beginning of the Holocaust — the nibbling away of rights and personhood that ultimately led to […]

Holocaust should not be trivialized

By Leonard Pitts Dear Ariana Schanzer: I hope you won’t mind being called out like this. It’s just that I saw your picture last week in The Miami Herald and it made me want to talk to you. In the photo, you’re smiling a giddy smile, dancing cheek to cheek with this equally delighted older […]

Cartoon proves Holocaust is not a joke

Leonard Pitts, columnist What is it with student journalists lately? First you had the white kid at Oregon State who wrote a column calling black people immoral. Then you had the one at the University of Massachusetts who opined that Pat Tillman, the former NFL player killed in Afghanistan, “got what was coming to him.” […]