Impeachment: The Left’s Ultimate Weapon - In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act that had been enacted by Congress over his veto in 1867. Defying the law, Johnson fired Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, without getting Senate approval, as the act required him to do. In his 1956 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, John F. Kennedy […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
‘Witch Bottle’ Found at Civil War Site - A glass bottle filled with rusted nails may not sound like much of an archaeological find. But this Civil War artifact could represent a type of talisman that was popular for warding off evil spirits: a “witch bottle.” Researchers found the bottle at a site known as Redoubt 9, a fortification built in 1861 by Confederate troops […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 1/20 to 1/27 - ALABAMA: Foundation Weighs In on Proposed Bridge Name Change SELMA, Ala. — The F.D. Reese Foundation over the weekend weighed in on an online petition, reported to have as many as 8,500 signatures, to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of civil rights icon U.S. Sen. John Lewis, D-GA, who recently announced his diagnosis […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
What Does It Take To Remove A President? - I don’t blame President Donald Trump for his angst and bitterness over his impeachment by the House of Representatives. In his mind, he has done “nothing wrong” and not acted outside the constitutional powers vested in him, and so his impeachment should not have come to pass. He believes that the president can legally extract […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
The South’s Changing Demographics - More black Americans are moving south, changing the demographics of major metropolitan areas. We look at how these moves are shifting the political landscape. LEILA FADEL, HOST: America is becoming more racially diverse. And in a growing number of counties, whites are no longer the majority. Some have greeted these changing demographics with fear, others […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...