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Aug 17 2017
President Trump lamented the loss of Confederate statues and monuments on Thursday in a series of tweets likely to fuel the controversy surrounding his handling of violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.The Hill
Jun 29 2021
The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday that would remove statues of figures from history associated with the Confederacy, slavery or racism. The legislation would remove several statues of Confederate leaders currently displayed in the U.S. Capitol under the National Statuary Hall Collection; it would also replace a bust of Roger B. Taney with Thurgood Marshall, the first African AmericanThe Hill CNN (Online News) Washington Examiner
Dec 21 2020
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from the U.S. Capitol overnight. The statue has stood with the statue of George Washington as Virginia's contribution to the National Statuary Hall Collection at the Capitol for more than 100 years.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) announced on Monday that the state will seek to have it replaced with a statue of civil rightsNPR (Online News) Politico Washington Times
Jun 23 2020
Police in Washington D.C. thwarted an attempt by protesters to topple a statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square Monday night.
President Donald Trump is threatening arrests and jail time for vandals targeting monuments.Newsmax (News) NPR (Online News) Washington Post
Aug 14 2019
Ken Cuccinelli, head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, made an addition to a line of the Statue of Liberty's poem in a recent interview. He faced significant criticism as a result of the comment, which came after the Department of Homeland Security updated the existing public charge rule to withhold permanent status from migrants who rely on government aid.
Several left-leaningBBC News The Federalist MSNBC
May 15 2021
President Joe Biden is reversing statue-related executive orders put in place by former President Donald Trump.
The White House issued a statement on Friday that revoked the previous administration's orders to create a "National Garden of American Heroes" and direct the federal government and state-level authorities to prioritize the prosecutions of those who vandalized monuments.Washington Examiner
Dec 21 2020
The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee inside the U.S. Capitol was removed from the building’s crypt Monday morning and will be relocated to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.
The removal was conducted by staff from the Architect of the Capitol and attended by members of Virginia’s congressional delegation including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.),Politico
Jun 30 2020
If you are driving too fast, you'll miss her. It often happens at the pitch of the rolling Appalachian Mountain, where she has stood for nearly 100 years: the statue of a sturdy frontier woman holding a rifle in one arm and an infant in another, with another child clinging to her long skirt.
She is Madonna of the Trail. Constructed in 1927, the warm color of the algonite stone providesRealClearPolitics
Aug 05 2020
A cultural revolution is intensifying. The stakes are high. In the balance is the very nature of right and wrong; what is normal, moral, and socially acceptable.
The right isn’t even playing checkers to the left’s three-dimensional chess.
The right is playing tiddlywinks. Is it game over for America the beautiful?
What's up? The late Antonio Gramsci devised the culturalTownhall