Archive For The “Southern News” Category

Hillary, Here is What Happened

WASHINGTON — What did I tell you? Late in November of last year, after the presidential election that finally ended Bill and Hillary Clinton’s 24-year pursuit of power in Washington, D.C., and diminishment of the Democratic Party, I wrote that they were finished. I had consulted my sources. What is more, I reported that on…

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Women Championed Civil War Monuments

Women Championed Civil War Monuments

If you look at photos of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, the participants are entirely white and almost exclusively male. While the so-called alt-right make rape threats to women and insult their enemies by attacking their masculinity, their adoption of Confederate culture would not be possible without a group of Southern women who bucked gender roles and installed…

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The Welfare State’s Legacy

That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by leftists, there is little…

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News From Around the South 9/7 to 9/18

VIRGINIA: Episcopalians Struggle With Confederate Past Recent eruptions of violence over Confederate symbols like the rebel flag have prompted impassioned national debates — and not just in the public arena. Churches, too, are wrestling with the question of what to do with emblems dotting their parishes that memorialize the former slaveholding states and their battle…

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Police won’t interfere with protest to keep Confederate statues — unless there’s trouble

  Dallas News – A group claiming to “protect all things Texas” intends to protest Dallas’ Confederate monuments on Saturday at the same park where one such statue was removed this week. The demonstrators, This Is Texas Freedom Force, have rallied across the state to support such tributes, and they list groups such as Occupy Austin and Black Lives Matter…

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The Anger of the Hurricane Media

WASHINGTON — Here we sit in the comfort of Washington, D.C., and read of the discomfort in Florida. The massive Hurricane Irma moved from the Caribbean up through south Florida, displacing as many as 5 million people. It marched up the west coast, displacing many more. The eye of the storm settled on Naples and…

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Comes With an Extra-Large Side of Pork

New American – It was just a matter of time before our ideologically flexible president started making deals across the aisle. The result is a $15 billion Harvey relief package that includes short-term debt ceiling and government funding increases, along with the promise of a messy end-of-year negotiation process. President Donald Trump most likely equates…

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The Confederate General Who Was Erased

The Confederate General Who Was Erased

Studio portrait of General William Mahone (1826-1895), a noted Confederate officer during the American Civil War. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Some years ago, I went to a conference in Charleston. During a free moment, I strolled down to an old marketplace where I browsed the shops — all of which, it seemed,…

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We’re All to Blame

The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most of it. Medicare ($582 billion) and Medicaid ($404 billion) are the next-largest expenditures. Other…

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News From Around the South 9/4 to 9/11

News From Around the South 9/4 to 9/11

KENTUCKY: Where Are Kentucky’s Confederate Statues? On the grassy lawn outside the Anderson County courthouse, along with monuments honoring Anderson countians who served in World War I, World War II and the Mexican-American War, stands a marble statue of a Confederate soldier. The mustached man wears a broad-brimmed hat and holds his rifle in his…

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VIDEO: Looters Hit Foot Locker And More During Hurricane Irma

VIDEO: Looters Hit Foot Locker And More During Hurricane Irma

News cNews crews caught looters looting up a storm in Florida over the weekend as Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc. Dozens of looters were seen stealing essential items such as new pairs of Air Jordans and Nikes from Foot Locker in Miami. The looters loaded as many shoes as they possibly could into their cars to…

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Immigrant Children and the Rule of Law

Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that in six months, the Department of Justice will begin the long process for deportation proceedings against 800,000 young people who came to America as babies and young children in the care of their parents and others because those entries into this country were and remain unlawful….

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We’re Still Fighting Appomattox 150 Years Later

We’re Still Fighting Appomattox 150 Years Later

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — When the Civil War was over, when the dead were buried and the union was reunited, it came time to tell tales and write history. In reunion gatherings and living rooms alike, differing versions of the causes of the conflict became as hardened as sunbaked Georgia clay. More than a century…

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Truth Suffers in Defense of Antifa

For decades, liberal journalists have often tried to discredit conservative protest movements, from the tea party to the pro-lifers, by smearing them with violent extremists. So it’s fascinating to read liberal Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan warn on Sept. 4 against tarring the anti-Trump “resistance” with an antifa brush. The headline read “Quick to…

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News From Around the South 8/28 to 9/4

News From Around the South 8/28 to 9/4

TENNESSEE: East Tennessee’s Civil War: Pro-Union with Divided Loyalties It was June 1861 and Tennessee was about to leave the United States to join the Confederacy. East Tennesseans didn’t want to go, and they put up a fight. Tennessee voted to join the Confederate States of America on June 8,1861, becoming the Confederacy’s 11th and…

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Can GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?

Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three states had gone Democratic in the last six presidential elections. The GOP had won both houses of Congress. Party control of governorships and state legislatures rivaled the…

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News From Around the South 8/21 to 8/28

News From Around the South 8/21 to 8/28

South Building, center, is the main administrative building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At left is the Old Well, the visual symbol of the university. NORTH CAROLINA: UNC Says It Can’t Legally Remove Confederate Statue The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Tuesday that it did not have…

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