Mississippians voted to keep the flag in a 2001 statewide election, with supporters claiming that it was a symbol of heritage. For Genesis Be, the turning point came 15 years later when then-Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month. … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
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The battle, which the Confederacy won and included the participation of more than 250 VMI cadets, holds a central place in the school's mythology and traditions. At the beginning of each academic year, new students - who at VMI are called "Rats" - would be transported to New Market, about 80 miles north of Lexington, where they would take their "Cadet Oath" and reenact the Confederates' charge across the battlefield to earn their shoulder boards. In his July letter to the VMI community, Peay announced that the Cadet Oath would now be administered on campus. In an interview with The Washington Post, a VMI spokesman, Col. Bill Wyatt, said that cadets will no longer have to charge across the battlefield but that they will still travel to the site later in the school year to learn about its history. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
“Voters across the First District have severe buyer’s remorse with Chris Pappas, who campaigned as an independent voice and then sadly went to Washington and voted with Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDiscord over state and local funds plagues coronavirus talks The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - VP nominee Harris, VP Pence crisscross Wisconsin today Trump campaign works to set narrative ahead of pivotal debates with Biden MORE and her liberal agenda 100% of the time,” Mowers said in a victory statement. “I’m humbled at the support from Granite Staters, and pledge to offer a new vision of leadership that will deliver results for middle class families.” … [Read more...] about Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas
Competing proposals from Rep. Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasDemocrats demand Esper explicitly ban Confederate flag and allow Pride, Native Nations flags Trade groups make lobbying push to be included in small business loan program Expanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support MORE (D-N.H.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTed Cruz, longtime fan of 'The Princess Bride,' swipes at cast members' plans to reunite to raise money for Democrats Record deficit complicates GOP path to coronavirus relief O'Rourke endorses Kennedy for Senate: 'A champion for the values we're most proud of' MORE (R-Texas) would allow local chambers of commerce and trade associations like America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and PhRMA, which represents the pharmaceutical industry, to tap into the Paycheck Protection Program, federal funding that Congress set aside to help non-political businesses weather the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Progressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds
Those arguing the essential evil of America point to police brutality, epitomized by the ugly murder of George Floyd. But according to Manhattan Institute scholar Heather MacDonald, “A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution or sentencing.” … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Left silences silent majority – but watch for this in November