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Confederate History Month

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

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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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]

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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.

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?

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.

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."

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.

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 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."

'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 ...

U. of Texas Ponders Renaming Dorm that Honors Klansman

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Asghar

Clearly this "union" just isn't working, so we should adjust. Let the new nation to wave its Confederate flag proudly and name its buildings after whatever bigots suit their fancy.

Michelle Obama's Roots: Dozens of Virginia Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Megan Smolenyak

Not long ago, I traveled to Henry County, Virginia. Although the First Lady has roots in eleven states, her ancestry is most heavily concentrated in this vicinity. Fully one-quarter of her heritage traces to this region.

Virginia Governor Proposes Building Giant Hot Tub Time Machine

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Once completed, the enormous hot tub time machine now in production will enable the entire population to travel back in time to 1860, when Virginia was a part of the Confederacy, Gov. McDonnell said today.