News From Around the South 1/18 to 1/25

TEXAS: Black Lawmakers Hope To See 'Confederate Heroes Day' Abolished Texas Democratic lawmakers have long tried to remove Confederate Heroes Day from calendars, and they have high hopes that 2021 could be the year it happens. The holiday comes just a day after Martin...

The Social Media Connundrum

Washington — It is a reflection of the vulgarity and even the criminality now stalking our society that social media, as it is called, cannot extricate itself from this awful question of censorship. Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media platforms that are...

Pimento Cheese Perfected In The South

The first time I really looked into the history of pimento cheese, I wrote a long article that opened, "Pimento cheese has a dirty little secret. The 'pâté of the South' isn't really very Southern at all." What surprised me most at the time was discovering that this...

Now, The Left Owns Everything

That mob that split off from the Donald Trump rally of Jan. 6 to invade the Capitol has proven a godsend to the left. The death of a Capitol cop has enabled the left — which spent the summer after George Floyd's death trashing "racist cops" and shouting, "Defund the...

News From Around the South 1/11 to 1/18

VIRGINIA: State Won't Celebrate Confederate Holiday for First Time In 100+ Years The weekend before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is typically filled with community service events and gatherings to honor Dr. King's lifetime career of social justice work. In Virginia,...

Untruth And Consequences

In a terribly unsettled time in American history, there are a few voices on both sides of the political aisle calling for "healing" and "unity." To say that these are desperately needed is an understatement. But merely wishing for it will not make it so. To use an...

50 Best Movies Set In The Civil War

Running from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War remains the deadliest war ever fought on American soil. The result of various factors, it was ultimately a struggle over the scourge of slavery, which led to conflicts over states’ right that would see seven Southern states...

A Bad Day For Trump And Trumpists

President Donald Trump, it turns out, was being quite literal when he told us Jan. 6 would be "wild." And so Wednesday was, but it was also disastrous for the party and the movement Trump has led for the last five years. Wednesday, the defeats of Senators Kelly...

News From Around the South 1/4 to 1/11

ALABAMA: County Activist Group Uses Billboard to Protest Confederate Monument ALBERTVILLE Ala. (WAFF) -The push continues for the removal of the Confederate flag and monument in Albertville. A billboard was put up last week and on on Sunday, a local group protested to...

The Presumption of Liberty

The concept of personal liberty is that our rights come from our humanity. If you believe in a Supreme Being, as I do and as the Declaration of Independence presupposes, then you acknowledge these rights as a gift from the Creator. If you doubt or reject the existence...

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