Archive For The “Southern News” Category

The Revolution Eats Its Own

WASHINGTON — As I ponder the lengthening list of alleged sexual offenders drawn from Hollywood, the arts, the media and politics, I am moved to wonder why the overwhelming majority of the accused are prominent luminaries of the left. Those accused on the right claim utter innocence including former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who nonetheless paid…

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Book Review: The Thin Light of Freedom

Book Review: The Thin Light of Freedom

American Civil War historian Edward Ayers, in his new book The Thin Light of Freedom: Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America, constructs an extended, elegant study of rifts, of chasms, beginning with a spectacular rift in the Earth itself: the Great Appalachian Valley, which stretches from Quebec to Alabama in a 1,200-mile gouge along the Appalachian Mountains…

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From the War with Mexico to the Civil War, the Rise of Republicans

From the War with Mexico to the Civil War, the Rise of Republicans

Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22-23, 1847. Pre Civil War political history began in 1844, particularly with the election. It resulted in a series of events that would result in America’s biggest in-country conflict. The 1844 election was between Democrat James Polk and Whig Henry Clay. The two parties had very different outlooks about American…

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What Should We Fight For?

“We will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,” declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. “Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of “We will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,” declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. “Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until…

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News From Around the South 12/4 to 12/11

News From Around the South 12/4 to 12/11

FLORIDA: Residents Request Removal of Flag DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – Renewed controversy in one Panhandle town, surrounding the removal of Confederate flags, monuments and statues. News 13’s Peyton LoCicero reports that a group of locals want one particular flag flying in Walton County to come down. For years this Confederate monument has stood outside of…

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Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs

Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs

(CNSNews.com) – The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau. According to the American Community Survey’s new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va.,…

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Intimidating Anti-Moore Ad Removed

Intimidating Anti-Moore Ad Removed

The New American – An intimidating online advertisement that has left some Alabama voters confused as to whether their ballots in the December 12 election would be secret has been removed at the request of the Alabama Secretary of State’s office, which posted on its website a news release saying: December 6, 2017 — MONTGOMERY — Recent…

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Is flirting sexual harassment?

In 2003 a genetics paper revealed that one in 200 men alive in that year was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan (1162-1227). Khan was the Mongol emperor whose armies swept out of the north to conquer pretty much all of Asia. His successors took big chunks of Europe as well. When Marco Polo traveled…

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Field of Screams: Baseball Park May Cover Slave Graves

Field of Screams: Baseball Park May Cover Slave Graves

An abandoned baseball field in Tennessee might cover hundreds of Civil War-era slave graves. The Tennessean reported that an archaeological inspection of Greer Stadium in Nashville found a “high likelihood of human remains.” A preliminary review originally contracted in October by Megan Barry, mayor of Nashville, by Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research incorporated ground-penetrating radar to image underneath the stadium…

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Trump Against the World

WASHINGTON — It’s been another week crammed with President Donald Trump duking it out on Twitter. This week he sparred with Democratic congressional leaders, two national news organizations and even mixed it up with British Prime Minister Theresa May to a point that put a chill on the U.S.’ vaunted “special relationship” with the U.K….

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News From Around the South 11/27 to 12/4

News From Around the South 11/27 to 12/4

SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag Controversy at Small Town Parade The controversy over Confederate symbols in the South has made its way into a small town’s Christmas parade. A Southern heritage group called The Carolina Flaggers will be allowed to flaunt the Confederate flag in the annual Christmas parade in Summerville, South Carolina, organizers there said….

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Black Self-Sabotage

The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful. Let’s look at a recent example of an educational outcome all too common. In 2016, in 13 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, not a single student scored proficient on the state’s mathematics exam….

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News From Around the South 11/20 to 11/27

News From Around the South 11/20 to 11/27

LOUISIANA: LSU Changed Street Named After Well-Known Confederate Admiral LSU on Monday changed the name of the street in front of the African American Cultural Center from one remembering a Confederate admiral to one honoring all military veterans. But the university said the name change was not part of any overall plan to rid reminders…

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Could Compromise Have Averted Civil War?

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stirred up controversy on Monday night when, appearing on the Fox News program “The Ingraham Angle,” he said “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” As many historians have already noted, historically speaking, it’s hard to imagine what further compromise was available by the…

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Diversity Obsession

A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for or against diversity, I think we should ask just what is diversity and…

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News From Around the South 11/13 to 11/20

News From Around the South 11/13 to 11/20

VIRGINIA: Robert E. Lee Decamps City Hall for Museum ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The city of Alexandria has quietly removed a portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that hung on the wall of the City Council chambers for 54 years, relocating it to the Lyceum, a local history museum. Mayor Allison Silberberg (D) called the…

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Alabamians Will Be the Ultimate Jury in This Election

Alabamians Will Be the Ultimate Jury in This Election

Alabama GOP on Roy Moore: ‘Alabamians Will Be the Ultimate Jury in This Election – Not the Media or Those From Afar’ Breitbart – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — On Thursday, the Alabama Republican Party issued a statement pledging its support for embattled former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, its nominee for U.S. Senate in…

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Baptists Defend Confederate Flag

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina echoed the Southern Baptist Convention in denouncing racism in a resolution adopted at the state convention’s 2017 annual meeting Nov. 6-7 in Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina Baptists stopped short, however, of endorsing the national body’s call to refrain from public displays of the Confederate flag or statements by…

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Who’ll Be Crying In Their Beer?

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found a clever way to combine two passions — tweaking reporters and supporting big tax cuts — during a recent press briefing. She laid out a scenario in which 10 reporters had a beer together every day and paid the $100 tab under a mechanism akin…

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News From Around the South 11/6 to 11/13

News From Around the South 11/6 to 11/13

ARKANSAS: Study Begins for Civil War Museum It didn’t draw a lot of attention, but the 2017 legislature approved Rep. Jana Della Rosa’s legislation directing the Arkansas Heritage Department to conduct a feasibility study of establishing a Civil War museum in Arkansas. (Her bill got 59 votes of 100 in the House; 34 of 35 in the Senate.) Pea Ridge National Military…

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