The body of the first slain officer was found near a stadium where Greene, who is white, was expelled by police last month after waving a Confederate battle flag in front of black spectators.
President Obama made a special, full-length appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ to promote the Iran nuclear deal — but first, he had an announcement to make to Jon Stewart.
At least five people were arrested on Saturday as white-supremacist and African-American groups clashed outside the South Carolina State House, where the Confederate battle flag was removed last week after a half-century, authorities said.
Governor Nikki Haley (R) hopes that South Carolinians will simply ignore “the disruptive, hateful spectacle members of the Ku Klux Klan hope to create.”
Of course, this event was really the second time the Confederate flag was removed in South Carolina by an act of government — but then again, video cameras weren’t around for the first one. So enjoy this one to your heart’s content.
Donald Trump is railing against immigrants trying to get into the country, meanwhile we’ve got conservative activists and officers of the court angling to get out. Misogyny, paranoia, xenophobia, oh my!
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced that the Confederate flag will be removed from the State House grounds on July 10.
On the South Carolina House floor, debate raged long into the night over a series of amendments introduced to thwart and delay passage of a bill to bring the Confederate flag off the State House grounds. An impassioned plea to pass the bill — unchanged — came from an unlikely corner.
The vote came after several hours of House members debating — and rejecting —a series of amendments that had been introduced to thwart the bill’s passage, or to soften the anti-Confederacy sentiment of the action.
The specific flag there is the final official national flag of the Confederacy, adopted in 1865, sometimes also known as the “Blood-Stained Banner.”
Those numbers belie the fact that they rejected compromises to display alternative Confederate flags or to leave the vote to South Carolinians.
The building of America was a violent, oppressive, and racist undertaking, not simply a virtuous tale of brave men breaking away from the overweening British Empire.
On this Fourth of July, in Lincoln’s own spirit of charity toward all and malice toward none, we ought to embrace those Republicans who have reaffirmed their loyalty to the one flag that represents all of us.
“Once I got up there and grabbed it,” she said, recounting her experience to the adoring “Nightly Show” crowd, “it was like, ‘Yes — take me to jail!'”
“I felt very strongly we needed that moment,” Newsome said. “We needed that moment to say ‘enough is enough.’ We want an end to the hate.”
Perhaps a show about a lovable family of backwoods moonshiners — who evade the police on high-speed chases in a car painted with the Confederate flag — has simply gotten passed by in terms of what is actually acceptable.
The flag that is causing such a furor was not “the Confederate flag,” — it’s a flag that was hijacked and dishonored by racists and white supremacists in the 20th century.
Jon Stewart highlighted the acidic dissents of Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who decries the elite Supreme Court overturning the will of voters — except when he does it.
It may be considered an act of vandalism to take down the Confederate flag in South Carolina — but it is actually a special act of vandalism to raise that flag up on a particular memorial in Boston, Massachusetts.