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Suspected Cop Killer Was Ejected From Stadium For Waving Confederate Flag

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.

November 2, 2016
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2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Hail To The Antichrist!

There’s nothing wrong with Planned Parenthood that a Christian conquistador couldn’t fix. And did you know Obama’s the son of Satan?

August 21, 2015

Four Confederate Flags Left At MLK Center, Church In Atlanta

Four Confederate flags were placed overnight at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the MLK Visitor Center in Atlanta.

July 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Obama’s Newest Order

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.

July 22, 2015

Flag Dispute Triggers Clash At South Carolina Capitol

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.

July 18, 2015
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KKK, African-American Group Plan Rallies At South Carolina Capitol

Governor Nikki Haley (R) hopes that South Carolinians will simply ignore “the disruptive, hateful spectacle members of the Ku Klux Klan hope to create.”

July 18, 2015

Endorse This: The Rebel State No More

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.

July 10, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Everyone’s Got Secession Fever

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!

July 10, 2015

Confederate Flag To Be Removed From South Carolina Capitol Grounds

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced that the Confederate flag will be removed from the State House grounds on July 10.

July 9, 2015

Endorse This: ‘I Have Heard Enough About Heritage!’

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.

July 9, 2015
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SC House Votes To Remove Confederate Flag 94-20

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.

July 9, 2015

Meet Mike Pitts — The SC State Rep. Who Fought To Fly The Confederate Flag

Republican House member Michael A. Pitts is leading the opposition in favor of the Confederate banner.

July 8, 2015

Florida County Puts The Confederate Flag Back Up

The specific flag there is the final official national flag of the Confederacy, adopted in 1865, sometimes also known as the “Blood-Stained Banner.”

July 7, 2015
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South Carolina Senate Votes 37-3 To Remove Confederate Flag

Those numbers belie the fact that they rejected compromises to display alternative Confederate flags or to leave the vote to South Carolinians.

July 6, 2015

5 Monuments To The Confederacy That Have Been Vandalized

One historian says: “I’m in favor of the vandalism.”

July 6, 2015

A More Perfect Union Comes From Accounting For The Past

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.

July 4, 2015

Why The Fourth Of July Feels (Refreshingly) Different This Year

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.

July 4, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Larry Wilmore Meets Bree Newsome

“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!'”

July 3, 2015

Woman Who Took Down Confederate Flag: ‘We Want An End To The Hate’

“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.”

July 2, 2015

‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Pulled From TV In Latest Blow To Confederate Flag

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.

July 1, 2015
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A Flag Hijacked By Modern Segregationists

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.

June 30, 2015

KKK Cavalry Will Go To SC To Support The Confederate Flag

“It should be a peaceful rally. Like I said, it’s for the Confederate Flag.”

June 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Good News-Mageddon’ Meets ‘The Human Dissentipede’

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.

June 30, 2015

Vandalism: Confederate Flag Placed On Black Civil War Troop Memorial In Boston

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.

June 29, 2015