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Confederate History Month

Contesting Confederates in Charlottesville: The Hidden Histories Behind a Contemporary Debate

Ben Railton | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Ben Railton

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.

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 s...

Old Courthouse, Warren County - Vicksburg, Mississippi: A Place Not to Be Missed

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

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.

Confederate History Month: An Embarrassing Abomination

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

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.

America's History

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

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.

What To Do About the Civil War?

Maureen Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Maureen Costello

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.

The F Word: Catastrophes Every Day for Profit

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"It's premature to say this is catastrophic." The words of Gulf Coast Coast Guard Commander Mary Landry about the BP oil spill Tuesday were spoken as ...

The Virginia Way, and the Governor's Words

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Governor Haley Barbour: A New Level of Stupid

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What better way to put a face and voice to the increasingly regional, homogenized, sophophobic GOP than to nominate Haley Barbour for president?

So You're Planning a Confederate History Month Party!

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

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!

Jason Linkins

CNN Still Bent On Debating 'Two Sides' Of The Confederacy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You know, back when we put up this video of the media inviting a bunch of weird old white dudes on to debate the merits of celebrating Confederate his...

When America Was Attacked

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Confederacy was a well-armed rogue organization. And this is what Virginia wants to commemorate with a Confederate History Month.

Ghosts of Presidents Past

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

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.

Jason Linkins

Media Debates The Merits Of Celebrating The Confederacy [VIDEO] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I think Civil War History is important, and tourists continue to flock to places like Gettysburg to experience this chapter of American History. But ...

Part 3: Confederate Heritage Month -- What this All Really Means

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Mackey

Why would a modern politician, well aware of the impact that announcing "Confederate Heritage Month" would have on not only his constituents but the media-blogosphere as well, do such a thing?

Friday Talking Points [118] -- Cold War Jumps Shark

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Confederate War Crimes Trial: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

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.

Not Good Enough, Governor: The 'Omission' of an Entire Race and the Union Dead

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Mackey

Governor Robert McDonnell needs to recognize all Virginians -- not just white male secessionists -- for whom the Civil War was the great crisis of their lives.

The Tomb of the Unknown Slave: A "Revisioning" of Confederate History Month

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

In Germany and Austria, it is a crime to express support for National Socialism. In the United States, Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell has declared April 2010 "Confederate History Month."

Virginia: Whereas Your Governor Is a Moron...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

I, Robert McDonnell, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby want the whole darn thing to go away.

Virginia Is for Haters

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

In recognition of the first Confederate History Month, it's time to acknowledge the incontestable truth about the Confederacy: it was, quite literally, the most unpatriotic thing in the entire history of America.

Bob McDonnell Apologizes For Slavery Omission In 'Confederate History Month' Proclamation

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing and Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's apologized on Wednesday for declaring April as "Confederate History Month," but failing to mention slavery anywhere in h...

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.

'Confederate History Month' Declared By Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia's Republican Governor Bob McDonnell has declared April to be "Confederate History Month," the first time in 8 years that such a proclamation ...

Bob McDonnell Blows the Racist Dog Whistle Really Really Loud

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

If McDonnell had not wanted to be incendiary, if he had not wanted to evoke an opposition to the idea of celebrating black equality, then he could have proclaimed "Civil War History Month."