Confederate Monuments

Announcing Mic’s Black Monuments Project

The past year has been filled with uproar and tragedy surrounding Confederate monuments. While some Americans are demanding these racist statues be …

UNC, local community to meet, discuss Silent Sam statue today

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Wednesday morning, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the local community will have the chance to sound …

Committee on Confederate monuments makes recommendations

- There could be some major changes to some of Atlanta's Confederate monuments and street names. This past August when there were calls for …

Watch: ‘SNL’ lampoons DNC in hilarious skit that depicts ‘fresh’ Democrats as old and out-of-touch

The actors of “Saturday Night Live” lampooned the Democratic National Committee in a skit over the weekend that depicted Democratic leaders as old and out-of-touch following widespread election victories last week.<p>“We’re back, baby!” the Democratic leaders declared.<p>The skit depicted House Minority …

Conservative View

Charlottesville unrest was a factor for many Virginia voters

RICHMOND, Va. — Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump’s response loomed in the …

Elections

'SNL' Has Special Message From DNC: "We're Back"

The show poked fun at the Democratic party following their victories in Virginia and New Jersey earlier this week.<p><i>Saturday Night Live</i> poked fun at …

Bernie Sanders

Protest of 2 Confederate monuments planned in St. Augustine

A pastor in Florida is calling for the removal of two Confederate monuments in historic downtown St. Augustine, a popular tourist site.<p>The …

Florida

Urgent Issues in American Heritage Conservation

<b>Climate Change</b><p>Cultural resources across the United States are already experiencing the decimating effects of human-influenced climate change. The …

Robert E. Lee

NYC panel on monuments seen as hateful to meet next week

A panel that's examining New York City statues and monuments seen by some as oppressive will hold its first public hearing next week.<p>The Mayoral …

Bill de Blasio

For Republicans, Doing Nothing Is Better Than Doing Something

The Republican Congress has been in desperation mood for months. In April, <i>The</i> <i>Cook Political Report</i>’s Amy Walter told PBS that Republicans were …

Liberal View

After Virginia, Republicans Are Staring Into the Abyss

In the days leading up to Tuesday’s elections, two narratives were solidifying. One was that the Democrats, as usual, were in disarray. Ralph …

Elections

Southerners split on the economy, Confederate monuments and Donald Trump, new poll finds

COLUMBIA — While Southern whites and blacks agree all races should be treated equally and political correctness threatens their personal liberty, …

Racism

Removing racist monuments is about making history, not erasing it

Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita, National Institutes of Health, speaks at the dedication ceremony of a building renamed Pinn Hall in …

Robert E. Lee

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I’ve known Ed Gillespie for a long time. I’ve liked Ed Gillespie for a very long time… Smart guy, has always been an honorable guy. I’ll speak for …

Ed Gillespie

VIDEO | Architecture Could Be The Best Weapon Against Extremism | Co.Design

Architecture Could Be The Best Weapon Against Extremism<p>As the fight over Confederate monuments turns deadly, New Orleans-based designer Bryan C. Lee Jr. has been working to bring artists and historians together to create new symbols across the city that are inclusive of all people though his firm …

Design

Follow The Live Election Results In Key New Jersey and Virginia Governor Races

Will Democrats Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy win gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey? You can find out the answer to this question and …

Elections

Letter to the editor: Seek compromise on monuments

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Some are calling for S.C. to change its law to allow local decisions whether to take down Confederate monuments. Monuments dot the …

Gillespie stokes culture wars with NFL kneeling mailer in campaign’s closing days

RICHMOND — Republican Ed Gillespie, already capitalizing on Confederate monuments and Latino gangs, has added national anthem protests to the red-meat smorgasbord he’s serving up in the homestretch of the Virginia governor’s race.<p>A Gillespie flier publicized on Twitter Friday bears an image of a …

U.S. Politics

Stop Relitigating the Civil War

Please, just stop.<p><i>Author’s Note:</i> <i>This mysterious letter was delivered to my office yesterday, along with a request that it be read to the tune of the</i> …

Conservative View

City of Dallas Loses Urgency on Campaign to Remove Confederate Statutes and Streets

There's is unlikely to be any more action on Dallas' remaining monuments to the Confederacy until 2018, according to information discussed at the …

Robert E. Lee

World Series champion Astros, most beautiful place in Dallas, luxury hotel in Arlington: Your Thursday morning news roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.<p>☀️ Weather: Mostly sunny and windy with record heat. High: 90 degrees.<p><i>Do you</i> …

Texas

The Next Lost Cause

Why the slope from toppling Confederate monuments to shunning the Founders is so slippery<p>For conservatives who pay attention, the slippery slope …

Conservative View

A Campaign of Fear & Division in Virginia

A Campaign of Fear & Division in VirginiaBy John GehringNovember 1, 2017Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate to be Virginia’s next governor, is a …

Ed Gillespie

White House defends Kelly's civil war remarks and calls criticism 'outrageous'

Chief of staff John Kelly defended Confederate monuments and claimed a failure of both sides to compromise led to the American civil war<p>The White House on Tuesday stood by chief of staff John Kelly’s defense of Confederate monuments and his assertion that a failure to compromise led to the American …

Politics

A Refusal to Compromise? Civil War Historians Beg to Differ

Two months after President Trump stirred fierce debate with a defense of Confederate monuments, his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, has waded back into the fray of Civil War history.<p>Asked by the Fox News television host Laura Ingraham about a Virginia church that had recently removed a memorial to …

U.S. Politics

Trump’s Chief of Staff Decries Removal of Confederate Monuments

Washington (AP) -- The White House is backing chief of staff John Kelly's defense of Confederate monuments and his assertion that the Civil War was …

Business

John Kelly's Civil War comment draws fire: 'It's irresponsible and dangerous'

Filed under: News, Politics, White House<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's comment that the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack of "compromise" drew criticism and reignited a debate over Confederate monuments and the role of slavery.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | …

John Kelly

White House backs Kelly on Confederate monuments, Civil War

The White House is backing chief of staff John Kelly's defense of Confederate monuments and his assertion that the Civil War was caused by a failure to compromise.<p>White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Tuesday that Kelly's calling Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee "an honorable man" …

Robert E. Lee

Guardians of the Confederacy

David Drucker: “The current debate over Confederate symbols cuts to the central, existential question hanging over the G.O.P. The Republican Party …

Politics

What It's Like To Be the Only Black Art Commissioner in a City

It’s an interesting time to be an African-American city official with authority over whether racially controversial statues and monuments should remain standing.<p>Earlier this year, art historian Kilolo Luckett posted a prescient emotion to her Instagram page, which is usually filled with wondrous …

Racism