News From Around The South 7/19 to 7/26

TENNESSEE: Nathan Bedford Forrest bust will now come down after receiving final vote of approval NASHVILLE, Tenn.: The bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a controversial fixture in the Tennessee state Capitol since the late 1970s, is coming down. The...

Free Speech and Private Property

Former President Donald J. Trump recently filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Miami against the Big Tech companies that have denied him a platform. He has targeted Twitter and Facebook, whose media platforms he had used with spectacular success before and...

How The South Wrote The History Of The Civil War

If history is written by the victors, then post-Civil War America is a rare exception to the rule, argues Chara Bohan. Last year, Bohan and her collaborators, including doctoral fellow Wade Morris, analyzed history textbooks published in the decades after...

Why Can’t Biden Stop This Invasion?

Article IV of the Constitution addresses the obligations of the federal government to the state governments that were being asked to surrender aspects of their sovereignty to form our new Union. "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a...

News From Around The South 7/12 to 7/19

LOUISIANA: Confederate Statue Removed After 99 Years  After standing nearly 100 years in downtown Lafayette, and serving as a flashpoint for local discussions around racial equity and justice for years, the statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton was whisked from its...

Does The Constitution Mean What It Says?

"No person ... shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law." — Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Abdulsalam al-Hela is a 53-year-old Yemeni cleric who has been incarcerated by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station...

World’s Oldest Bottle Of Whiskey Found in South Carolina

Rex Woolbright was sorting through his late uncle Logan Drake’s estate in Newberry when he came across an old-looking, still-corked bottle of whiskey. “It was a bottle, and that was it,” recalled Woolbright. He couldn’t have been more wrong. That bottle of whiskey is...

Are The Good Times Over For Biden?

Are the Democrats headed for their Little Bighorn, with President Joe Biden as Col. Custer? The wish, you suggest, is father to the thought. Yet, consider. On taking office, Biden held a winning hand. Three vaccines, with excellent efficacy rates, had been created and...

News From Around the South 7/5 to 7/12

VIRGINIA: Local Author Traces Family's Civil War History In New Novel ROCKINGHAM, Va. — Local author Sam McGee’s new book, “Cartledge Creek,” is based on the lives of his Civil War-era ancestors in Richmond County and their experiences during the war. It’s a...

Rediscovering the Promise of the American Founding

Declaring their independence from British rule 245 years ago, the American colonists held "these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and...

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