News From Around the South 10/19 to 10/26

News From Around the South 10/19 to 10/26

VIRGINIA: Black Contractor Braves Threats In Removing Richmond Statues RICHMOND, Va. — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black...
A Brief History of Court Packing

A Brief History of Court Packing

Since the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the determination of President Donald Trump to fill her Supreme Court seat before Election Day with the traditionalist Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the concept of court packing has reared its head. The phrase...
A Brief History of Court Packing

Can America Do It All?

In fiscal year 2020, which ended on Sept. 30, the U.S. government set some impressive new records. The deficit came in at $3.1 trillion, twice the previous record of $1.4 trillion in 2009, which was set during the Great Recession, and three times the 2019 deficit of...
News From Around the South 10/12 to 10/19

News From Around the South 10/12 to 10/19

NORTH CAROLINA: Lexington Confederate Monument Moved At Night DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Confederate statue was removed overnight in Lexington, police confirmed Friday. Penny Burkhart, a Lexington resident, told WXII 12 News that the public was unable to view the...
A Brief History of Court Packing

Better Off

You might think that, so close to election time, everyone would understand how our government works. Evidently, that’s not correct — or people are pretending not to know, because they are afraid they won’t get the outcome they want. Let’s start with...