Statues

Confederate statues taken down overnight in Baltimore. One opponent of move levels stinging charge.

Four Confederate statues in Baltimore were taken down overnight, the Baltimore Sun reported — the latest in what could become a widespread trend following deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.<p>Crews loaded the statues on flatbed trucks from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday until …

Conservative View

People Demanding Removal of Confederate Statues Mock the Reason They Were Erected in the First Place

In the wake of a tragic weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, many have renewed the call to remove certain statues from public display — namely those …

History

Confederate Statues Are Quietly Being Removed Across the Country

Very early this morning in Baltimore, Maryland, crews of workers quietly removed the city’s Confederate statues. The <i>Washington Post</i> reports that while Baltimore’s mayor, Catherine Pugh, announced Monday that the city was in talks to remove the statues, the monuments came down with no direct advance …

Racism

‘Say the revolution is coming, I can’t get enough’: Bannon dares the left to ‘tear down more statues’

In a interview with the <i>New York Times</i> Wednesday, Steve Bannon continued his crusade against what he calls “the race-identity politics of the left,” …

Liberal View

NAACP Leader: I Disapprove Of Pulling Down Those Confederate Statues

A top NAACP leader on Tuesday publicly spoke out against the move to tear down memorials to Confederate soldiers in the wake of racial violence in …

Conservative View

Poll: Majority says Trump's Charlottesville response ‘not strong enough’

A majority believes President Trump's response to violence sparked by a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., was “not strong enough,” a …

Elections

Pennsylvania NAACP Leader Speaks Out on Confederate Statues — Her Comments Might Surprise You

<i>Screenshot/LVC Foundation</i><p>An NAACP leader in Pennsylvania is speaking out against protesters tearing down Confederate monuments in the days following …

Racism

Baltimore removes Confederate Statues in swift overnight operation

Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across Baltimore in the small hours of Wednesday morning, just days after violence broke …

Canadian News

As US Removes Confederate Statues, Russia Is Installing Statues Of Stalin

Statues of Confederate generals and leaders are starting to come down across the United States as the nation reckons with its past. In Russia, …

World News

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues Overnight

“Confederate statues in Baltimore were removed from their bases overnight, as crews using heavy machinery loaded them onto flat bed trucks and hauled …

Virginia Gov. calls for removal of Confederate statues

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has called for all of the state's public Confederate statues to be removed and relocated.<p>The governor said on …

Terry McAuliffe

North Carolina Political Leaders Say They’re Helpless to Remove Confederate Statues. They’re Wrong.

On Monday evening, 22-year-old Taqiyah Thompson climbed a ladder in front of a North Carolina courthouse and looped a length of webbing around the …

Rights & Freedoms

Baltimore removes four Confederate statues in the night

The city of Baltimore removed all four of its Confederate statues fTuesday night and into the early morning Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Sun.<p>…

Policing

Richmond, former Confederate capital, to weigh removing statues

Richmond's mayor announced on Wednesday that the city's Monument Avenue Commission would immediately begin considering the removal of Confederate …

Robert E. Lee

Regime Change in Charlottesville

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>If you understand why that Civil War statue really went up, the debate over removing it looks a lot different.<p>Statues are often among the first casualties of regime change. …

History

What to do with Confederate statues?

Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history?<p>Many places in the South – from New Orleans to …

History

The Left Focuses On Tearing Down Statues When They Should Be Condemning Violence

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, the Left has returned to one of its favorite pastimes: tearing down statues and defacing public property. …

Conservative View

Across the South, Confederate Statues Become Targets - WSJ

Across the South, Confederate memorials have become a flashpoint since the violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Many monuments have been vandalized or adorned with signs, and some are being removed.<p>The Charlottesville incident, which began after white supremacists protested the planned …

Confederate States of America

The shoddy manufacturing story behind all those Confederate statues around the US

It didn’t take protesters much effort to topple a century-old Confederate statue at a rally in Durham, North Carolina, yesterday. One protester climbed atop its stone plinth, inscribed with “In memory of the boys who wore gray,” and tied a rope around the statue of the Confederate soldier—a symbol …

History

Why do Confederate statues divide the United States?

Violent protests began in Charlottesville over plans to remove a statue of a Confederate general. But why is the US divided over the statues?

Confederate States of America

Cities Ramp Up Removal of Confederate Statues

Reuters: “Undeterred by the violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities …

Cities

WATCH: Richmond Journalist Assaulted During Confederate Statue Protest

Protestors assaulted a Virginia reporter during a march calling to remove Confederate statues Sunday night.<p>The CBS 6 photojournalist attended the …

Confederate States of America

Removing Confederate Statues Isn't About Erasing The Past, It's About Building A Better Future

I’m a big Atlanta Braves fan.<p>Have been since I was 9 years old.<p>Like, I’m the kid who was so distraught after they lost the ’92 World Series that I …

Racism

Charlottesville Was A Fight Between The Tribal Right And Tribal Left

Let’s get something out of the way: Charlottesville is not about Confederate statues or Robert E. Lee or the Civil War or American history. What …

Conservative View

A reprise calling for removing the Confederate statues shamefully displayed in our nation's Capitol

×<p>Tag History<p>Confederacy created by Meteor Blades at 08/14/2017 10:48 AM<br>• Confederacy Treason created by Meteor Blades at 08/14/2017 10:48 AM<br>• Confederacy …

Confederate States of America

Vote: What should Dallas do with its Confederate memorials and statues?

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has asked city leaders to consider whether to do something with four public Confederate monuments.<p>What do you think?

Texas

Images: You Can Now Pre-Order The Kotobukiya Justice League Statues

Pre-orders are now live for the Justice League ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya. The statue design is based off of one of the posters for the film and …

Justice League

Game of Thrones’ Boltons did more damage to Winterfell than previously thought

Did you catch this?<p>The direwolves have always acted as a prophetic tool for the Stark family and, in subsequent, the rest of the series at large.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains spoilers for <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 7, episode 2.]<p>To be clear: this has nothing to do with the far more talked about …

Game of Thrones

Check Out These Iconic Movie Monsters As Highly Detailed Statues From Comic-Con

While Comic-Con showcases upcoming television show and film, the show floor displays new products, and some of them will cost you a pretty penny. One booth that stopped many Comic-Con-goers in their tracks was Chronicle Collectibles, which displayed brand-new statues featuring some iconic …

Pop Culture

Statues to Confederacy in its ex-capital spur soul-searching

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When a French artist's statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived by train in Richmond in 1890, thousands helped haul the enormous pieces to what is today the city's grandest boulevard. Many took home pieces of the rope they used as souvenirs, so beloved was Lee as a top Confederate …

History