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  • UNC’s Silent Sam has long been a flash point

    The Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus was a point of friction and protest long before the Charlottesville rally in support of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned tragically violent and left three people dead, thrusting the issue into the national spotlight.

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History speaks on intentions behind Confederate statues

For advocates of removal, the statue is a disturbing reminder of our collective failure to reckon with the legacies of slavery.

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Trump in Arizona shows just how unfit he is

Only 24 hours after he read a serious speech off a teleprompter committing to send more young men and women to fight in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump reverted to form, delivering a rambling, rage-filled, 77-minute harangue that was alternately defensive, angry, accusatory and just plain weird. Like a trapped animal, he lashed out in every direction, trying unsuccessfully to draw blood.

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What will Trump do to American workers?

With Steve Bannon out of the White House, it’s clearer than ever that President Donald Trump’s promise to be a populist fighting for ordinary workers was worth about as much as any other Trump promise – that is, nothing. His agenda, such as it is, amounts to reverse Robin Hood with extra racism – the conventional Republican strategy of taking from struggling families to give to the rich, while distracting lower-income whites by attacking Those People, with the only difference being just how blatantly he plays the race card.

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Confederate monuments: Tributes to the fallen or to Jim Crow?

The present assault on disfavored monuments and markers is also an assault on history itself, which suffers from a general misunderstanding of the word. Properly understood, history is inquiry (“historia”). But for many Americans, it is an ill-digested miscellany of dates, figures, battles, treaties and elections all too easily forgotten.

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‘Southern heritage’ is not about racism and Confederate flags

What makes us Southern is celebrating the good ole days of front-porch sitting, enjoying the simple things in life, while also enjoying the rich blessing of being surrounded by family and friends. Living in a community where we all help one another and seek to drive out those who wish to tear us apart.

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Trump will learn about contractor time

Now here’s the funny part. Trump, who is used to snapping his wee fingers to summon his own construction teams at a moment’s notice, is now on the people’s schedule. This will not go well, “believe me.”

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The difference between George Washington and Robert E. Lee

At the most basic level, the difference between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, on the one hand, and Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, on the other, comes down to this: The former helped create the United States of America; the latter fought against it. It’s as simple as that. And it doesn’t take a lot of knowledge of history – which the president plainly does not possess – to grasp that basic distinction.

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Legalizing vehicular violence

This year, Republican lawmakers in at least six states have proposed bills designed to protect drivers who strike protesters. The first bill was introduced in North Dakota in January, and similar bills have since come under consideration in North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and Rhode Island.

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The real American heritage

The gravest disservice of Trump’s giving comfort to Hitler sympathizers, is to those who fought to save the world from evil more than 70 years ago.

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Not-so-Silent Sam

His very presence embodies the stubborn refusal of Confederate hard-liners to admit the deliberate evil of their miscalculated slavery defense. Silent Sam shouts to every passerby, “I will not confess my complicity in the sinfulness of slavery. I do not admit guilt. I will never ask forgiveness.”

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Will there ever be a breaking point for Trump?

We are past the time when mournful comments about President Trump’s disgraceful behavior are sufficient. It is no longer defensible for his lieutenants or Republicans in Congress to tell themselves that they’re staying close to Trump to contain the damage he could cause our country.

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