Statues to the defiant South’s heroes should have been removed as responsible acts of state legislatures, not left to be ravaged by the rage-blinded mob.
It was 10:22 a.m. on September 15, 1963, and a dynamite bomb had just ripped a giant hole through Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 25 blocks away, where Chris’s daughter had gone with her mother to celebrate Youth Sunday.
Washington Post Opinion Writer Charles Lane joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “Freedom’s Detective.”
The result of another affair suggests how this one will end. It also tells us a great deal about the way some in Washington see their job as ruling the people, not representing them.
When we tear down a statue, we are not merely condemning the subject but the entire community, here several generations of Southern culture and millions of Americans.
Congress in 1866 was concerned about an unpopular, reactionary president using the Supreme Court to restrict the people’s rights. In 2017, we will likely find ourselves in a similar spot.
Tim Scott just became the first African-American elected to the Senate from the South since Reconstruction
A short history of presidential elections, from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.
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