Draft Registration For Women? Supreme Court Stands Down - To everything there is a season, and in a season when the Supreme Court will decide many important questions, the justices have recognized an important truth: For major constitutional issues, there is a time to act, and there is a time to do nothing. They followed this wisdom in declining to hear a lawsuit challenging […]
News From Around the South 6/14 to 6/21 - TENNESSEE: Confederate General’s Remains To Leave Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s polarizing presence has hung over Memphis since he moved here in 1852 — his legacy cemented by a giant statue that loomed over all who passed his gravesite in a popular park. Defenders considered him a hero for his […]
Documentary Tells Story Of Business Owner’s Fight Over Neighbor’s Flag - Tommy Daras is not a sentimental man in the documentary “Meltdown in Dixie.” He drives dragsters, smokes cigarettes, curses with ease, and simply wants to make some money at his Orangeburg ice cream shop. But the filmmakers capture his emotional fight to take down a Confederate flag on a sliver of property next to the […]
All Is Hype For Biden-Putin Summit - History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. Karl Marx’s comment came to mind as President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to equate their tete-a-tete at the G7 confab in Cornwall, England, to the Atlantic Charter conference of 80 years ago. Those were historic days, to which these days cannot compare. […]
News From Around The South 6/7 to 6/14 - VIRGINIA: Research Finds Scores of Rockbridge African American Men Joined Union In Civil War LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) – When researchers at the Rockbridge Historical Society were looking into local African American history, they were in for a surprise. “And I saw a military file,” said researcher Larry Spurgeon, “a link to his military service record: […]