News From Around the South 7/27 to 8/3

News From Around the South 7/27 to 8/3

TEXAS: Confederate Statue Will Stay Put WEATHERFORD, Texas — On Thursday afternoon, all members of the Parker County Commissioners Court voted to keep a confederate statue on courthouse property after there had been passionate and at times violent...
Freedom and Political Dissent

Freedom and Political Dissent

Two weeks ago, this column offered a brief history of the freedom of speech in America. The essence of the column was that all public speech is lawful when there is time for more speech to challenge it and that the remedy for hate speech is not censorship, but more...
West Point’s Confederate Problem

West Point’s Confederate Problem

For half a century, a U.S. Military Academy dormitory has borne the name of Robert E. Lee, the West Point graduate who led the academy as superintendent for three years and later waged war against former comrades as a Confederate commander during the Civil War. That...