Feds Fight Civil War Flag Battle

Feds Fight Civil War Flag Battle

WASHINGTON — A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag’s display on federal property, including in the U.S. Capitol complex. The National Park Service, the...
The Dumbest Idea

The Dumbest Idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong. Political crusades,...
News From Around the South 7/11 to 7/18

News From Around the South 7/11 to 7/18

GEORGIA: Fired Georgia police officer reportedly faced Confederate flag complaint A Roswell pastor said a police officer was fired on Thursday after the Roswell Police chief received a complaint that a Confederate flag was flying outside the officer’s house where an...
This Woman Helped Union Win War

This Woman Helped Union Win War

Why would a woman fight to participate in a political process that purposely excluded her? How could a slave-owning Southerner become a staunch Lincoln supporter and, eventually, his trusted adviser? Did she really help plan one of the Civil War’s most successful...
Challenges for Black People

Challenges for Black People

President Barack Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us “a nation of cowards” because we were unwilling to have a “national conversation” about race. The truth of...
News From Around the South 7/4 to 7/11

News From Around the South 7/4 to 7/11

SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag Flies Again at S.C. State House COLUMBIA, S.C — After its removal from the State House grounds a year ago, the Confederate flag was back – if just for the day. Flag supporters staged a rally on the grounds Sunday – the one-year...