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I used to teach at Southwestern University in Texas. It’s a weird place in that it really isn’t that conservative of a school, but there is a huge Greek culture there, which means, or at least it did a decade ago, that even hippie kids end up joining the Greek system. It was pretty weird. […]
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Ralph Northam’s past may be, uh, racially problematic, but he’s certainly making up for it now. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will […]

She’s Running

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On December 7, 2019

Nikki Haley is an utterly detestable human being. And she’s obviously running for the Republican nomination in 2024. As such, there’s going to be a lot more of this. Nikki Haley says the C

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This is the grave of John Daniel. Born in 1842 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the state’s elite slaveholding class, not everything was great as a child for the young John Daniel. His mother died when he was three, giving birth to his little sister. His maternal grandparents raised him in the luxury expected of his […]

Tony Horwitz, RIP

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On May 28, 2019

Tony Horwitz has died suddenly, only 60 years old. I can’t say what an important book Confederates in the Attic was when it came out in 1998. It’s really a pioneering book in the popular u

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