How the Daughters of the Confederacy Spoiled Christmas

For several years, the town of Garner, North Carolina, has held a Christmas parade featuringalong with traditional marching bands, dance troupes and local politiciansfloats sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The same is true of the nearby town of Wake Forest, where for more than two decades, SCV and UDC members in antebellum hoop skirts have marched along the Christmas parade route while waving Confederate flags. That tradition was suddenly halted this year, after the activist group Move Silent Sam posted video and photos of the neo-Confederate groups in past parades, along with the question: Is the Town of Garner trying to send the message that racism is welcome in the community? …

Biden and Buttigieg Are Road Kill if They Stay in the Middle Lane

So the moderates have started to unload on the lefties. Thats the story line in the wake of Elizabeth Warrens took a swipe at Warren on Medium.com without naming her: Some call it the my way or the highway approach to politics. But its worse than that. Its condescending to the millions of Democrats who have a different view. Its representative of an elitism that working- and middle-class people do not share: We know best; you know nothing. If you were only as smart as I am you would agree with me. This is no way to get anything done. Pete Buttigieg bought a ticket for the Bash Warren Express, too. We will fight when we must fight, but I …

Its Not Over: Trump Is Stalked by Investigations

With all the focus on how a largely symbolic impeachment might affect Donald Trumps re-election prospects, numerous investigations and lawsuits concerning the president and his associates seem to have dropped off the political radar. But they are still goingand could affect the result of the next election. Trump has done his best to stonewall many of these matters, particularly those before Congress, by litigating almost every demand for testimony and other evidence. That strategy of maximum resistance could backfire. Thats because the string could well run out on many of Trumps defenses in the coming months, and the investigationsand accompanying revelationscould accelerate immediately before Election Day 2020, making Trumps misconduct a renewed focus of public attention as voters prepare to …