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  • America redefining its identity for the 21st century

    WASHINGTON As it nears another birthday, America is forging the outlines of a new century.
  • GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor

    GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor
    The time has come for fair-minded Republicans to reflect upon the fate of the Whig Party, which came apart at the seams on the eve of the Civil War. The overriding issue of the 1850s was slavery, a question to which the party spoke, as it were, out of...

    Confederate flag controversy brings back memories of 1968

    Confederate flag controversy brings back memories of 1968
    The flap over the Confederate battle flag, widely recognized as a symbol of hatred and racial indifference, brought to mind an incident that occurred during the 1968 Summer Olympic games. In Mexico City, during the Olympic medal ceremony, as the...

    Momentum Grows To Lower This Symbol Of Racism

    Momentum Grows To Lower This Symbol Of Racism
    "The arc of the moral universe is long," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "but it bends toward justice." After an arc of a century and a half, a symbol of injustice is on the wane. That would be the Confederate battle flag, which gray-coated...

    Reasons for hope in South Carolina

    Last week, I returned to Charleston, S.C., where President Barack Obama gave his beautiful eulogy for slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney. To me, the tragedy wasn't just another news story. I was raised in nearby Savannah and lived in Charleston for 12...