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Tracy Thompson
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I am a journalist, book author and editor.
I am a journalist, book author and editor.

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A  case in the U.S. Supreme Court  argued earlier this week raises the issue of whether Sons of Confederate Veterans have a right to buy logo rights on Texas state license plates just like other interest groups, and here we are again with the "It's heritage...

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"Matron" is not a four-letter word. My latest:

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Just out--a new edition of my 1995 book, with a new foreword. Pass the word!

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The Movie I Hate to Love and Love to Hate
I first saw Gone With the Wind at the 25th anniversary of its premier, in the city of its premier (Atlanta) at the theater where it premiered (the old Loew's Grand, on Peachtree Street). I was nine, and to this day, I can still recall the thrill, the electr...

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Advice To Dear Prudence
Just saw a letter to one of my favorite advice columnists,  Dear Prudence, at Slate Magazine , from a family who moved from a liberal Northeastern enclave to a small Southern town and found themselves in hot water with their neighbors when they protested th...

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Southerners and Being Gay
The  Atlantic Monthly  has taken note of what it considers a "stunning" fact--i.e., that "contrary to what one might expect, today Texans and Southerners are evenly divided on the issue of same sex marriage--as opposed to being ready to lynch them, which is...

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Snow 101 for Southerners
As a person born and raised in the South who has been known to try to dig a car out of serious snow armed with nothing more than a metal kitchen spatula, I am the last to proclaim my expertise on winter weather. When it gets icy around here, I walk like an ...

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In Which the Scales Fall (Literally) From the Author's Eyes
Of late I have been noticing that a) my memory is not what it used to be and b) it was getting a whole lot harder to see. For a journalist, this is the old one-two punch: you squint to see where it is you parked the car, and then you have to think hard to r...
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