News From Around the South 2/4 to 2/11

News From Around the South 2/4 to 2/11

GEORGIA: Atlanta Working Around Georgia Law Protecting Monuments ATLANTA – The Confederate soldier presides over Piedmont Park, a lonely but still heroic figure. The Civil War has ended; now an angel is guiding him to lay down his rifle. Atlanta’s Peace...
It’s Time for Ingrates to Go

It’s Time for Ingrates to Go

Crying “hate” is a lazy way to debate. But in the Beltway, where honest discussion and vigorous deliberation are desperately needed, the rhetorical sloth is so thick you need a Big Foot circular saw to cut it. Take Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who...
Maps Reveal Slavery’s Spread

Maps Reveal Slavery’s Spread

In September of 1861, the U.S. Coast Survey published a large map, approximately two feet by three feet, titled a “Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the United States.” Based on the population statistics...
The State of Trump’s Union

The State of Trump’s Union

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday follows a midterm election that flipped the House to Democrats and a longest-ever 35-day partial government shutdown that ended only when he folded on his demand that a bill to fund the...
News From Around the South 1/28 to 2/4

News From Around the South 1/28 to 2/4

SOUTH CAROLINA: A South Carolina Ice Cream Shop Gives Up its Fight Against Confederate Flag Tommy Daras saw the Confederate flag when he moved to Orangeburg, but it was the brick bungalow at the busy intersection that first caught his eye. He thought the site on John...
The Democrats’ Radicalism Problem

The Democrats’ Radicalism Problem

President Trump is deeply unpopular. According to RealClearPolitics, his favorability ratings now stand at just 41 percent — near-historic lows. This means that Democrats have the upper hand heading into 2020. All they have to do is not be radically insane. And they...