R.I.P. Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs was one of the first people I grew up listening to on the radio and on 45 (remember those?). What a pioneer of bluegrass. Via the AP: It may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash’s baritone or Hank Williams’ heartbreak. Scruggs died

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Spike Lee Does The Wrong Thing

Via The Orlando Sentinel: A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood. The

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Make Your Case About the Health Care Law

This week, the Supreme Court takes up challenges to the sweeping health-care law that was adopted in 2010, including whether or not the mandate for individuals to purchase health insurance is constitutional. As the justices hear arguments (view guide to hearings), the Washington Post wants to take the case to you. Tell the Post if you agree with the individual mandate by your vote, then explaining your view in the comments. The vote right now is 96% feel the law

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