Could Compromise Have Averted Civil War? - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stirred up controversy on Monday night when, appearing on the Fox News program “The Ingraham Angle,” he said “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” As many historians have already noted, historically speaking, it’s hard to imagine what further compromise was available by the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Diversity Obsession - A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for or against diversity, I think we should ask just what is diversity and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 11/13 to 11/20 - VIRGINIA: Robert E. Lee Decamps City Hall for Museum ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The city of Alexandria has quietly removed a portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that hung on the wall of the City Council chambers for 54 years, relocating it to the Lyceum, a local history museum. Mayor Allison Silberberg (D) called the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Baptists Defend Confederate Flag - The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina echoed the Southern Baptist Convention in denouncing racism in a resolution adopted at the state convention’s 2017 annual meeting Nov. 6-7 in Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina Baptists stopped short, however, of endorsing the national body’s call to refrain from public displays of the Confederate flag or statements by […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Who’ll Be Crying In Their Beer? - WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found a clever way to combine two passions — tweaking reporters and supporting big tax cuts — during a recent press briefing. She laid out a scenario in which 10 reporters had a beer together every day and paid the $100 tab under a mechanism akin […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...