confederate history month
That's the most vital point of the memorials debate: these statues and sites don't simply capture history, but rather the process by which we have constructed and remembered it.
Also, the KKK "was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order."
Traveling on a steamboat in the 21st century is not only unique but allows you to relive an era long past that was filled with beauty and strife. My recent journey on the American Queen Steamboat was such a trip.
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia all participate in this misguided paean to a troubling past. No, this is not the continuation of some long-standing tradition, but amazingly a creature of modern politics starting in 1994.
History proves that LGBTQ servicemembers have been proudly and openly putting our lives on the line for their countries since antiquity.
We have a moral obligation to remember that truth, to prevent it from being twisted, disfigured or simply dropped as an unpleasant and insignificant part of our history. It is in our remembrance that freedom will continue to flourish.
Warning to teachers: We have four years ahead in which our students will be bombarded by lies, omissions and wishful thinking about the Civil War. Our job is to tell them the truth.
Those eleven oil rig workers might have been saved by a safe-guard switch that other oil producing countries require but
What better way to put a face and voice to the increasingly regional, homogenized, sophophobic GOP than to nominate Haley Barbour for president?
The last thing you want to do in celebration of Confederate History Month is omit or overlook any critical information regarding life in the south during the Confederacy!
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The Confederacy was a well-armed rogue organization. And this is what Virginia wants to commemorate with a Confederate History Month.
The tone being as polarized as it's been in 150 years or so, I can't help but lament the fact that so many stars of the GOP whom we might look to for wisdom and answers are no longer with us.
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Correcting the historical record is one thing, but wasting the money on prosecuting the long dead? That's a judicial activism we don't need.
Previous arms-control treaties were big news. Take all the coverage we just had over the health reform debate, and multiply that by about 10, and that's something like how big the news of this sort of thing used to be. Now, not so much.