Confederacy’s Last Stand in Brazil - By the time the Civil War ended in 1865, much of the South lay in ruins, physically, economically and socially. Fears of Yankee reprisals and racial conflict percolated through society. Black slaves had been freed; Confederate President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned. For William H. Norris, a former Alabama state senator and staunch Confederate, it was all too much to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
NBC Lowers the Bar for Omarosa - NBC “News” is perfectly demonstrating why the American people distrust the media’s professed belief in facts, or their supposed approach of holding a story until they have enough documented evidence. The latest shameless exhibit? Championing former “Apprentice” star and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new “tell-all” book in which she claims President Donald Trump […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 8/6 to 8/13 - VIRGINIA: School Named After Confederate General Renamed The Roanoke School Board renamed Stonewall Jackson Middle School after former railroad executive John P. Fishwick on Monday, abruptly ending a monthslong debate about whether a racially diverse school in southeast Roanoke should still be named for a Confederate general. The board deliberated for about an hour inside […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
How We Got Here - WASHINGTON — Did you see a particular Wall Street Journal front-page headline on Monday? It read “Profits Soar as Economy Advances.” That headline will probably be the most important headline of the week. It certainly is of colossal importance. Our economy is robust. The rest of the world is not doing so well. Take, for […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Civil War Remains Arlington-Bound - WASHINGTON — The bones of two Union soldiers killed at the Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 6, the cemetery said Monday. The men will be the first burials in the cemetery’s new 27-acre section and will be accorded a military funeral with […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...