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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back To You

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back to You Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass "O Wag...

Trump And Hitler Among Names Suggested For Texas Elementary School

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 04.25.2016 | Weird News

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Mississippi, Let's Change Our Flag (Ode to Jesus and Skynyrd, Grant and Lee)

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

As a kid in the 1970s, I liked the Confederate flag because, to me, it meant Lynyrd Skynyrd. I loved Skynyrd. There was one negative thing that, as ...

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...

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 ...

California Lawmakers Move To Ban Confederate Names On Public Buildings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

California's state Senate voted 31-2 Tuesday to ban the names of Confederate leaders from public buildings. SB 539, which passed in the state Assembl...

Atticus Has Left the Building

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

With people spray-painting rebukes on statues of John C. Calhoun and Robert E. Lee across the South, who would have thought the first icon to be pulled off his pedestal would be Atticus Finch?

The Shadows of the Confederacy

John R. Burbank | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
John R. Burbank

Taking down the confederate flag is a constructive and symbolic financial decision for most corporations. Actually ceding power and income to workers, to pay taxes for education for all, to negotiate with workers as equal partners, those acts will be much harder to achieve.

Monuments to Mendacity

Mark Benoit | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Mark Benoit

The Southern states in American seem to have a propensity for erecting monuments to traitors, and by the fact that these various statues, reliefs, markers and other forms of memorialization exist, it also seems that those who should have stood in opposition failed at their duty to the truth.

Schools Reconsider Confederate Mascots In Wake Of Charleston Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

In the wake of last week’s Charleston shooting, state and local governments around the country are taking efforts to get rid of Confederate symbols ...

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.

Proof That The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery

John A. Tures | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

As the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia rolls around, some armchair historians and pundits are still battling over what the Civil War was about. It's time to go beyond the rhetoric and read the evidence.

Civil War at 150: Appomattox Was Not the End

William Bradley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

"There was a great humorless arrogance about him, for he had never been blessed with a moment of self-doubt. He liked to say that he was in morals, no...

Effort To Separate Robert E. Lee, Martin Luther King Days Fails In Arkansas

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan 28 (Reuters) - A bid to end Arkansas' practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther Ki...

Memorial Day Reminder of the Foolishness of War: 150 Years Ago Was Another Blood-Drenched Summer in the Civil War

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Memorial Day offers an annual remembrance of courage and sacrifice as well as the all-too-frequent foolish and counterproductive effusion of American blood. Most of the conflicts in which so many Americans died were fool's errands, wars which the U.S. should never have fought.

The Biblical Job and Robert E. Lee

Greg Carey | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

If ever we met a tragic hero, it would be Job. I like Job too. I admire him. But this week I noticed something about Job that complicates my relationship with him. Job holds something in common with Robert E. Lee: They both owned slaves.

150 Years Since Ulysses S. Grant's Superstition Won a War

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

The Overland campaign was one of the most decisive campaigns in American history on the 150th anniversary.

Students Demand Historic University Take Down Confederate Flags

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

Washington & Lee University President Ken Ruscio promised Wednesday to meet with a group of students who demanded the school remove all confederate fl...

The Civil War's Best Union General - Was a Southerner

Dennis Miller | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Dennis Miller

During this 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Battle, it's good to remember that the most successful Union General in the Civil War was from the South.

Dear Kids: Here's Why You And I Are History

Bob Brody | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Bob Brody

Five years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to do something I had long intended to do -- write a family history, deeply personal, for our children, Michael and Caroline, then 24 and 19.

America's Turning Point: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Conrad Black | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgAfter Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the American aptitude for war would not be questioned again for a very long time. No one except Lincoln and the senior officers of both armies had imagined that the decisive climax of the American constitutional project could be such a noble and terrible combat.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Brings Up Her Unusual Collection During Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire announced during a legislative debate Wednesday that she has a shrine to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee...

Today In 1865: Civil War Document Changed A Nation

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant after the final battle at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865,...

First Nighter: London Chorus Line Yay! London Dear World Nay!

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If there's any evidence that A Chorus Line doesn't remain one of the great musicals, it's nowhere in view at the Palladium. Meanwhile, Jerry Herman's musical Dear World begs the question: Why?

The Civil War Rages On...In Books, Music and DVD

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books
Michael Giltz

THE CIVIL WAR RAGES ON...A RUNDOWN OF NEW BOOKS, MUSIC AND CLASSIC DVDS Today marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle Of Fort Sumt...