'Nation' reporter slaps Newt Gingrich silly over history of slavery

First of all, Daily Kos’ Denise Oliver Velez has a great rundown of The New York Times’ 1619 Project right here. So go read that after your eyes are done adjusting from the supernova explosion in Newt Gingrich’s shorts, courtesy of The Nation’s sports editor (oh, yeah, The Nation covers sports for some reason), Dave…

Karma about Jefferson Davis Defender of Slavery.

I was thinking about defender of slavery and traitor Jefferson Davis tonight because of the Senate debate in MS, and I am not sure if I ever wrote about how Davis’ slaves reacted to their “benevolent” slave owner.  First up, there is William Jackson who was a slave in the household of Jefferson Davis and…

The Capitol’s missing Civil War monument to Ulysses S. Grant

The neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville has spurred calls around the nation for the removal of public statues, monuments, and symbols venerating white supremacy and the “lost cause” of the Confederacy. Those sites include Capitol Hill, where eight statues of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Alexander Stephens, and five other traitors to the United States were added between…