Fight Continued in Textbooks

Fight Continued in Textbooks

Recent controversial comments on the Civil War from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reignited the debate over the proper interpretation of this historic event. As many have observed, Kelly’s statement to news commentator Laura Ingraham that “the lack of an...
Red Lines and Lost Credibility

Red Lines and Lost Credibility

A major goal of this Asia trip, said National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, is to rally allies to achieve the “complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.” Yet Kim Jong Un has said he will never give up his nuclear...
News From Around the South 10/30 to 11/6

News From Around the South 10/30 to 11/6

GEORGIA: Sons of Confederate Veterans Hire Lobbying Firm DECATUR, Ga. — The Georgia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has signaled it intends to fight efforts to remove Confederate monuments in local communities during the 2018 session. The group...
How Media Toasts Hurt GOP Establishment

How Media Toasts Hurt GOP Establishment

A Morning Consult poll released on Halloween offers a scary result for establishment Republicans. They tested the approval and disapproval ratings of current members of the U.S. Senate. Guess who was in the cellar. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ranked dead...
Battle Lines Drawn Over Marker

Battle Lines Drawn Over Marker

AUSTIN — Outside Rep. Eric Johnson’s office in the state Capitol is a plaque that claims secession was not an act of rebellion and the Civil War was not fought to sustain slavery. It was installed in 1959, when his parents were growing up in the West Dallas housing...
That Other Plot — To Bring Down Trump

That Other Plot — To Bring Down Trump

Well over a year after the FBI began investigating “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has brought in his first major indictment. Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with a series of...