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Confederate Flags: A Day Late, a Dollar Short

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Southerners claim a deep allegiance to the good old United States of America, but ironically celebrate their ancestors' efforts to dissolve the very union of states whose flag they now so proudly fly. You cannot simultaneously love the United States and love the idea of dissolving the bond between states that constitute the country.

I Give America 75 Years... 100 at Most

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.

Officials Seek Help Solving Civil War Mystery

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

STEVE SZKOTAK, The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. -- The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled b...

Virginia Museum Won't Fly Confederate Flag, Sparking Protest

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When the Museum of the Confederacy opens its new branch location at Appomattox, Va., on Saturday, don't expect to see a Confederate flag...

Conservative 'Ex-Gay' Candidate Admits Lesbian Affair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Linda Wall, a conservative independent Virginia candidate for the House of Delegates, admitted on Wednesday that she had an affair with a female stude...

The Ceremony of Forgetting: Appomattox

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaplan

The sad pageant of Lee's surrender marked the passing of a way of life founded, not "ultimately," but intimately and immediately, on the unpaid labor of a third of the South's population.

The Confederacy: Kill the Myth Once and For All

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Waving the American flag while fiercely defending the effort to tear that flag down is untenable. Make a choice; be a proud American or a proud Confederate. You cannot possibly be both.