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Running scared on Confederate history

Twenty years after Gen. Robert E. Lee rode into Appomattox and surrendered his tattered army, ending the War Between the States, a memorial chapel was built in Richmond in memory of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the conflict....

By Richard T. Hines, Alexandria  | November 7, 2010; 4:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Confederate flag, HotTopic, Va. Politics, Virginia  
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D.C. can't tax its way to a balanced budget

On Tuesday, voters spoke nationwide, and the message was clear. Many Americans believe their government is spending too much money, going too far into debt and taxing too much. We in the District need to heed that message, especially with...

By Jack Evans, Washington  | November 5, 2010; 8:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Confederate flag, D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network  
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The dodgy world of Southern history

Popular histories about the Confederate States of America can be dodgy, as a recent controversy over a school textbook approved for Virginia fourth-graders shows. In her book "Our Virginia: Past and Present," author Joy Masoff claims that thousands of...

By Peter Galuszka  | October 21, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Confederate flag, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, education, history, media, military, parks, race, schools  
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Obama pulls plug on Virginia offshore drilling

LOCAL BLOG NETWORK President Obama is doing the right thing by canceling a lease sale for offshore oil drilling about 50 miles from the Virginia coast. The plan was suspect from the beginning. Obama surprised environmentalists by playing to Republicans...

By Peter Galuszka  | May 27, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, Confederate flag, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, military, transportation, wildlife  
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Stars and Stripes: Emblem of Slavery?

By Malcolm Wilson Wheaton In his Sept. 24 letter, “A Flag That Symbolized Much Less Than Valor,” Cortez Austin took exception to a portion of Kathleen Parker’s op-ed with reference to the Confederate flag. He blasted away with the usual...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 1, 2009; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Confederate flag  
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