Ken McManus, Fiction


“You folks don’t seem to understand—this is not a question of policy or an approach. It is going to happen, whether we plan to cooperate or not.” Jacobs spoke calmly, evidenced no need to persuade or cajole with his words. “My source is right here.” [ more ... ]

Jamal Ali, Featured Columnist

Principles of Commerce in a Righteous Society

So, with the inexorable wave of change coming in the dissemination or distribution of all sorts of copyrightable content, we must begin to think of how best to surf this wave, or be swept away by it. This brings to bear a series of consideration points. First, what is “copyrightable content”, and what are the types and degrees of protection we can expect on the far side of this “wave of change”, in a practicable context? [ more ... ]

Donnellda Rice, Esq., Essay

RACIAL COVENANTS: A History Past and Present

The court determined that Mr. McGhee was a Negro, because he looked like one, and his wife looked "like the mulatto type." The court ordered the McGhees to vacate the property within 90 days, and restrained them from using or occupying the premise in the future. [ more ... ]


Deadline: June 15, 2005 (postmarked)

First Annual Drylongso Poetry Competition

This contest will be offered annually for a previously unpublished poetry collection of at least 50 pages, which may include previously published poems. The competition seeks to award well-written, original poetry in English on any topic, in any style. more...

Deadline: August 31, 2005 (postmarked)

First Annual Drylongso Short Story Competition

A prize of $500 will be given annually for an unpublished short story written in English. The winning entry will be published on the Drylongso site and in an anthology of short fiction. more...


Political Animal

Get the Military Out of Our High Schools

Early in July, he woke up to a knock on his door. His parents were at work. Garrett says that he was greeted by an army recruiter and two police officers. “They had been calling me for weeks, saying I had to come enroll, but I kept telling them,...

Political Animal

The Ascent of Man

THERE ARE TWO PARTS to the human dilemma. One is a belief that the end justifies the means. That push-button philosophy, that deliberate deafness to suffering, has become a monster in the war machine. The other is the betrayal of the human spirit: the...

Political Animal

WAR ON TRUTH: The Secret Battle for the American Mind

"Some years ago, in a speech to clients in the cattle industry, Ron Duchin, senior vice-president of the PR firm Mongoven, Biscoe, and Duchin (which represents probably a quarter of the largest corporations in the world), outlined his firm's basic divide-and-conquer...
The Last Wizards