The Freedom to Pursue Happiness - The governors of all 50 states, and the mayors of many large cities, have assumed unto themselves the powers to restrict private personal choices and lawful public behavior in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. They have done so not by enforcing previously existing legislation but by crafting their own executive orders, styling […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Census: South’s Largest Cities Growing Faster than Entire U.S. - Large cities in the South with populations of 50,000 or more continue to grow at a faster pace than cities in any other U.S. region, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the decade between 2010 and 2019, the population of the city of Atlanta grew by 18.7% to about 506,800, the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
States’ Rights Are So Last Month - WASHINGTON — On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump did what he does worst — he took to Twitter to type two tweets that threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and Nevada because he doesn’t like what state officials are doing to facilitate mail-in voting. Where to begin? For one thing, it’s odd to watch […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 5/18 to 5/25 - FLORIDA: Memorial Day Had Origin in Civil War ORLANDO — The Memorial Day we celebrate this year is very different from the first Memorial Day over 150 years ago honoring the Civil War dead. It was not even about all those who died in that conflict; instead, it was about those who served in the United […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Who Owns the Gadsden Flag? - The year was 2017, the month was August. America was 241 years old, and totems of its racist past were crumbling. One of the Northwest’s largest tributes to Confederate soldiers — an 8-foot-high marble fountain erected in Helena, Montana, in 1916 — was about to come down, too. To protest its removal, a small group […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...