American Tradition Speaks This Memorial Day — Thoreau and Lowell

By: Monday May 27, 2013 1:40 pm

There are several dates for Confederate Memorial Day. The April 26 date celebrates the surrender of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Bennett Place near Durham, which effectively ended to war. The May 10 date, the surrender of Jefferson Davis or the death of Stonewall Jackson in 1863. As a Southerner, I cannot help but notice the romantic and sentimental celebration of “Lost” in these memorials of “The Lost Cause”. In contrast to the triumphalistic Northern Memorial Day prior to World War I.

Sunday Late Night: Sheriff Haley Barbour sez Criticism of Bob McDonnell a “nit” that “doesn’t amount to diddly”

By: Sunday April 11, 2010 8:01 pm

“It’s a lasting scar mainly for its combination of stupidity, insensitivity and ignorance about the civil war,” said one senior [GOP] party strategist granted anonymity to speak candidly. The source did add, however, that McDonnell “has a lot of time to make amends and put it behind him.” Unless Sheriff Haley Barbour talks about it some more, and makes unwanted headlines for you, Bob McDonnell.

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