William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Friday May 26, 2017 at 12:47 PM PST
Last week the City of New Orleans removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. This was the fourth, and final, Confederate monument the city has removed since late April. As usual in modern America, civil and intelligent discourse has been lacking in the debate about Confederate monuments. The Huffington Post states the removal...
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Tags: civil discourse, Confederate Battle Flag, Frank Sinatra, George Washington, intolerence, John Wayne, monuments, New Orleans, presentism, Robert E. Lee, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, You're a Lucky Fellow Mr. Smith
Mary L. G. Theroux
| Friday August 28, 2015 at 4:25 PM PST
Speaking in New Orleans on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Obama declared: What started out as a natural disaster became a man-made one—a failure of government to look out for its own citizens. He then, typically, dissembled the argument, pointing to a mish-mash of “economic inequality ... a country that tolerated poverty.”...
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Tags: Army Corp, Barack Obama, fema, George W. Bush, government failure, hurricane, Katrina, levee failures, Louisiana, New Orleans, Superdome