Removing Confederate Statues Is Not ‘Erasing History’

The battle over Confederate statues that was resurrected by the violence in Charlottesville is off the front pages, but that doesn’t mean it’s over quite yet.

The Arpaio Pardon and Charlottesville

The president’s decisions to pardon Joe Arpaio sends a clear signal in the wake of Charlottesville.

Trump’s Word are Solace to White Supremacists

Solace emboldens and helps to mainstream.

Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t Mean Freedom From The Consequences Of That Speech

The First Amendment protects the rights even of the people who gathered in Charlottesville to promote hatred and violence, However, it does not shield them from the consequences of that speech.

The ACLU is Right to Defend Free Speech for Awful People

Yes, even Nazis must have their rights to peaceful speech and assembly protected.

Trump Resurrects ‘Both Sides Did It’ Excuse For Charlottesville Violence

President Trump once again revealed his true self at a press conference yesterday.

Trump Praises ‘Very Good People’ at Nazi Rally

The president’s begrudging condemnation of evil didn’t last long.

Charlottesville Reopens The Debate Over Confederate Symbols

It’s time to stop honoring the symbols of a nation of racist traitors.

Trump Aides Nix Idea Of Going To Charlottesville

“Why the hell would we do that?” — White House official.

This is the alt-Right

Calling it neo-fascist is not hyperbole.

The Fine Line Between Protest and Riot

Hillary Clinton’s two biggest challengers were ambushed at a progressive political convention over the weekend.

The Confederate Flag Has Always Been About Hate, Not “Heritage”

The people who continue to claim that the Confederate Flag is about anything other than hatred, racism, and a nation that celebrated slavery are lying to you and to themselves.

The Stories we Tell Ourselves (Battle Flag Edition)

An important tenet of the internet is “don’t read the comments.” Well, I have violated that rule of late–which means more musings on the symbols of the CSA.

It’s Long Past Time To Abandon The Confederate Flag

The murders in Charleston have revived a debate that should have been over a long time ago.

Putting the Civil Rights Movement into Historical Perspective

Thinking about comparative American struggles against tyranny.

Twice as Good with Half as Much

Ta-Nehisi Coates explores his complicated reaction to the first African-American president.

Was the American Civil War Worth It?

Yes, it ended slavery. But at a huge cost.

Gingrich Panders in SC

How many more electoral cycles will we have to endure this ritual?

Michele Bachmann’s Odd Views On Slavery And The Civil War

Michele Bachmann’s view of history is based in a world view that would be foreign to most Americans.

The First Memorial Day

David Blight recounts the story of the first Memorial Day.

American Political Violence Rare

While our politics are seldom violent, our violence is often politicized.

Strip Clubs Didn’t Bring Down the Towers

Strippers didn’t attack us on 9/11. Then again, neither did American Muslims.

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