An Alternative to Tearing Statues Down

An Alternative to Tearing Statues Down

WASHINGTON — I wonder how my old pal Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan would view race relations today were he around. In 1970, he wrote a memo to his boss, then-President Richard Nixon, counseling a period of “benign neglect” for the discussion of racial...
Can GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?

Can GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?

Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three states had gone Democratic in the last six presidential elections. The GOP had won...
News From Around the South 8/21 to 8/28

News From Around the South 8/21 to 8/28

NORTH CAROLINA: UNC Says It Can’t Legally Remove Confederate Statue The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Tuesday that it did not have the legal authority to remove a Confederate monument from its campus, despite guidance from Gov. Roy Cooper...
An Alternative to Tearing Statues Down

Donald Trump’s Problematic Device

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is in trouble again with his Moral Superiors. His problem, of course, is that he cannot throttle his B.S. Detector. It seems he acquired a B.S. Detector at some point in life that has usually served him well. It certainly did during...
Tracking Monument Removals

Tracking Monument Removals

Monuments celebrating figures of the Confederacy have surged back into the national spotlight after the deadly violence that erupted this month at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Since the violence in Charlottesville, some protesters have reacted by...