Mr. Felder was a founder of the Crusaders, whose sound evolved from hard bop to jazz funk, and was a busy session bass player.
Four years after the nuclear accident at Fukushima, no one has been killed or sickened by radioactivity. But 1,600 died fleeing the disaster.
A correspondent for Radio Free Afghanistan says the ordinary people he talks to in his travels have one main complaint — the dominance of the central government by warlords and their private militias.
The rapid increase of corporate spending in the American political process is eroding the foundations of democracy.
Source: Democracy Is Dying
The photographs capture the aftermath of one of Chicago’s worst disasters: rows of sheet-covered bodies inside a temporary morgue, two women crying while clutching a baby in a blanket, a Coast Guard crew hauling a woman out of the river, the Eastland flopped over in the water like a plastic toy in a bathtub, dozens of people atop its side, awaiting rescue.
An open letter from a musical chronicler of the Southern experience.
For hundreds of years, this nation has been known as the United States of America. But according to author and journalist Colin Woodard, the country is neither united, nor made up of 50 states. Woodward has studied American voting patterns, demographics and public opinion polls going back to the days of the first settlers, and says that his research shows America is really made up of 11 different nations. “Yankeedom” in the Northeast and industrial Midwest was founded by Puritans and residents there have always been comfortable with a government that regulates and moderates. The communities of the Deep South in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and other states were founded by former West Indian plantation owners who wanted to recreate the society they were used to: government based on the sacrosanct rights of a few wealthy elite. “Greater Appalachia,” extending from West Virginia in a wide band to the northern half of Texas, was settled by people from Northern Ireland, England and