Democrats risk being pulled into culture war

/ | Aug 21, 2017

Democrats risk being pulled into culture war

President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming "both sides" for deadly protests ...

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Aug 20, 2017

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday ...

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

Aug 19, 2017

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor. Mayor Mike Signer said recent clashes ...

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Aug 18, 2017

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield. Katie Lawhon, senior adviser for the park service's Gettysburg battlefield office, told the Reading Eagle the site-specific memorials are important, and ...