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Dave from Phila

For the life of me, I do not understand why Justice Ginsburg did not retire during President Obama's 2nd term.


I've mentioned before, not sure where (maybe usenet), that we were given an exercise in our North Carolina elementary school, c.1965, of pretending to be Civil War era southerners writing a defense of slavery. But because I can be kinda slow, I'm slowly realizing that it proves more than one thing. Not just lingering support for white supremacy, but a tacit admission that, by damm, it really was about slavery.

Richard J. Marcej

My only criticism of Stantis's comic is I don't think he needed to put Scalia's name on the robe. I think his drawing, the character's indignant punch and the "How was your week Antonin" is good enough to get it across that this is Scalia. (but maybe I'm just nit-picking)


I hadn't realized that slavery wasn't just a practice -- it was an ideology:


The South was gung-ho to spread it west and south. The Civil War clamped down on that, at least.

Mary in Ohio

The South was gung-ho to spread slavery to Cuba - and Mexico - even after the war "ended."

As Faulkner pointed out : "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."

Mary in Ohio

Oh, and the Weavers' song is a nice reminder of Ronnie Gilbert, a fighter on so many levels - who died recently. "I'll see you in my dreams."

Mike Peterson

The article Murdoch linked goes through the whole "let's take this abomination on the road" plan. The mythology of the South is not simply bad history -- it's genuinely toxic propaganda.

And I thought it would be nice to have some socialists who loved the flag sing that song, and I liked the images that had been added. Ronnie having been married to a woman was only a bonus.

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