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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.

Our Recommendations For Families Heading To South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Sidney Logan Echevarria | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in South Carolina can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier,...

The European Union's Fort Sumter Moment

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Now, with the economic collapse of Greece, the day of reckoning has arrived. The EU stands at the brink of its Fort Sumter moment.

Slavery and the Civil War: Not What You Think

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With a volley of artillery fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, the South started a war that nearly destroyed the United State...

The 150th Anniversary Of Fort Sumter

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

The first shots of the American Civil War were fired 150 years ago today. On April 12 and 13, 1861, the bombardment of Fort Sumter by secession for...

PHOTOS: Civil War Commemoration At Fort Sumter

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

Two glowing beams of light were cast into the sky early this morning at South Carolina's Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots of the American C...

Why Aren't We Calling Loughner a Terrorist?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

I can't help but wonder why folks are so afraid to call the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona an act of terrorism. The fear of the "T" word seems almost palpable in describing the gruesome events that took place this past Saturday.

Fort Sumter First on the Frontlines, Again

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Fort Sumter National Monument is taking the first shot at ushering in a new era of energy independence with plans to take the island off the electric utility grid and make it completely self-sufficient.

The Hopey Changey Stuff

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Palin's popularity in segments of society indicates that a portion of the voting population has come to disdain science, objective truth and the benefits resulting from our waning period of enlightenment.

Fun Down South in Charleston

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

If you ever wondered where the first American museum was built, where the U.S. Constitution was ratified or even where The Notebook was filmed, Charleston, South Carolina has got you covered!

Obama: Follow the Philosophical Footsteps of Abraham

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Lincoln's preservation of the union would not have been possible without his economic reform. It is the philosophy at the base of those achievements that must be the prototype for change in America now.