The legacy of Silent Sam is not about Confederates, it’s about Republicans

Felling Sam

I must say, my first reaction when I saw Silent Sam lying with his face in the dirt was, “Well, he was made of better material than that statue in Durham.” Sam looked pretty much intact as he lay there. The Durham Confederate crumbled into a heap of scrap metal when...
Transforming the suburbs

Transforming the suburbs

The Washington Post this weekend profiled the Chesterfield County, Virginia, as a possible warning sign to Republicans. The county voted for a Democrat for governor this year for the first time since 1961. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee and governor-elect,...


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