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5 Ways Having Trump as President Makes Us Miss Obama Even More

August 26, 2017

Before Labor Day of his First Year, Trump has Already Made Obama Look Rushmore-Worthy by Comparison A presidential legacy is often a tricky perspective that tends to evolve (or, devolve) over time. As society moves further away from an administration, history…

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10 Facts About ‘Southern Pride’ Trump Supporters Can’t Wrap Their Brains Around

August 21, 2017

‘Southern Pride?’ Not So Much. The Bigoted ‘Unite The Right’ Rallies Have Nothing to Do With the Civil War or ‘Uniting’ Anyone When conservatives hear the phrase “southern pride,” they imagine a romanticized version of the Antebellum South. A south…

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TRAITORS: Fox News Host Calls Confederates ‘Revered Historical American Leaders’

August 20, 2017

It’s been five days since Donald Trump fell off the crazy train into the abyss of neo-Nazi advocacy. His press conference last Tuesday will be remembered as a tribute to the white supremacists that helped to elect him. To this…

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Trump Just Triple Downed On Hate With Remarkably Insensitive Tweets About Confederate Statues

August 17, 2017

Trump Continues to Confuse The Founding Fathers with the Confederacy By now we all know he’ll never learn. Just when we think we’ve seen the most tumultuous week of the Donald Trump Presidency, a new week begins. If it seems…

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Texas Elementary School Gets Terrible Suggestions For Name-Change

April 25, 2016

This Elementary School In Texas Asked The Community For Help In Changing Its Name. Here Are The Regrettable Ideas People Came Up With The school board in Austin, Texas is looking to change the name of one of their schools…

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July 3rd: The Day The Confederacy Died (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

July 3, 2015

On the morning of July 3rd, 1863, Robert E. Lee still thought his Army of Northern Virginia could accomplish anything that he ordered them to accomplish. He thought that after two days of the bloodiest fighting of the American Civil…

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What Lee And Grant Did In 1865 And Why It Still Matters

June 23, 2015

When discussions of momentous historical events take place, often the conversation will turn to what professional historians call ‘counterfactual’ notions, the ‘what ifs’ of history. What if Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette had not tried to escape France for Austria,…

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