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Georgia GOPer: Ending Confederate Holidays Is What ISIS Would Do

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton (R) thinks efforts to end state holidays celebrating the Confederacy are on par with terrorist acts committed by the ...

Who Is More American Than Donald Trump?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.

Responsibilities Both Great and Small

Hammer & Chisel Awards | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Hammer & Chisel Awards

Around 1 a.m. on June 27th, 2015, Bree Newsome and I drove down to Columbia, South Carolina. Several hours later, we met a group of 12 activists at ...

Civil Rights Leaders: Donald Trump Belongs In A Museum With The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- At the same time that the three Democratic presidential candidates celebrated the Confederate battle flag’s removal fro...

King's Legacy Celebrated Without A Confederate Flag In Sight

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

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Hillary Clinton Celebrates Confederate Flag's Removal At MLK Day Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton praised South Carolina for removing the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia as r...

Confederate Socialists of America

John A. Tures | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Much has been written about President Lincoln's Administration, which has been called everything from socialist to downright tyrannical. What people don't know is that the Confederate States of America was pretty similar in its behavior.

America Puts Pride Over Facts

Annabel Park | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Annabel Park

I know most of you don't want to hear this, but I need to get this off my chest. This is not a critique of President Obama's speech; it is a request for us to hit pause during the ongoing political circus and think about premise of the entire spectacle.

Defending Robert E. Lee

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

Led by its white mayor Mitch Landrieu, the city council of New Orleans on December 17th voted with a 6-1 majority to remove four statues honoring the ...

Gov. Nikki Haley Joins the Establishment

Andy Brack | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Andy Brack

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 10, 2016 | Removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds is the gift that keeps on giving for South Carolina G...

My State Wants To Spend $3.6 Million To Honor Confederate Flag

Erin Spencer | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Erin Spencer

I am disappointed in my state. I am disappointed that by January 1, 2016 this may become a reality. Our state may quite literally start the new year by taking yet another step backwards.

Confederate Flag That Waved Outside S.C. Statehouse Could Cost Millions To Preserve

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics

A Confederate flag that once flew outside South Carolina's capitol grounds will cost the state millions to display in a Civil War museum.  The fl...

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

Woman Admits To Placing Confederate Flag On Black Co-Worker's Desk

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A woman accused of placing a Confederate flag on a black co-worker's desk has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal officer...

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

4 Actual Excuses For Racism So Dumb That Nobody Is Buying Them

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

It used to be, you could hang up your Confederate flag and noose on the garage and you'd only get the neighbors talking. Nowadays, the whole Internet ...

New Orleans Poised To Make Sweeping Break With Its Confederate Past

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.17.2015 | Black Voices

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Two Men Allegedly Beaten By Mob Over Confederate Flag Decal

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

Salt Lake City police are still searching for six or seven black men seen on video allegedly pummeling two white men over a Confederate f...

Mississippi Man Allegedly Bombs Wal-Mart Because They Won't Sell Confederate Flags

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

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AfroDixie: Journey to the Remix

John Sims | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
John Sims

After recoloring, hanging, burning and burying the Confederate flag over the last 15 years, I needed to confront the song "Dixie," and I knew I would need to enlist the musical troops to help create an impactful statement.

The Hate Has Overshadowed The History

Brandiilyne Dear | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandiilyne Dear

state that respects all people. Right now, the flag that comes closest to that goal is the United States flag.

Ole Miss Removes Mississippi Flag With Confederate Emblem

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

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Ole Miss Students Vote To Remove Confederate Symbol From Campus

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi voted on Tuesday night to remove the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle e...

NASCAR's First Family Builds An Inclusive Mission On And Off Of The Racetrack

Alicia Jessop | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

Life's priorities changed for Amy France, wife of NASCAR CEO Brian France, when she became a mother to the couple's twins, Luke and Meadow. After the couple's children were born, Amy was not only immersed with ensuring their well-being, but became concerned with doing the same for other children.

Confederate Flag Supporters Indicted Under Georgia's Anti-Gang Law

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

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