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Trial balloon flies for Potomac Yard Metrorail station

Balloons, beavers and buses all come into play when Alexandrians consider the future of mass transit in Potomac Yard, along U.S. 1 (also known as Jefferson Davis Highway). Keen-eyed locals might have spotted Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade-sized...Show More Summary

Seven-time NBA All-Star Slater Martin dies at 86

NBA Hall of Famer Slater Martin, a member of high school and NBA championship teams, died in Houston Thursday. He was 86 years old. Martin won a high school state championship at Jefferson Davis High School in Houston in 1942-43. HeShow More Summary

Themed tours offered at Confederate White House  

The Civil War, three-story home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond was a home to the Davis family as well as the president’s official office where he met with  Gen. Robert E. Lee and others during the war. Now known as the White House of the Confederacy, the building has many tales to tell, some little known by the public. Read full article >>

Michael Russnow: Lady Patriot at the Hudson: Ted Lange Has Come Along Way From The Love Boat

In Lady Patriot, Ted Lange gives us a civics lesson about Confederacy President Jefferson Davis' personal and professional struggles trying to fight for a new nation and deal with his long-suffering wife Varina.

Meyerson: The South Has Risen Again

Harold Meyerson: The Republican Party is the most Southernized major U.S. political party since Jefferson Davis's day. In its hostility toward minorities, exploitation of racism, antipathy toward government and suspicion of science, today's Republican Party represents the worst traditions of the South's dankest backwaters. Show More Summary

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: 4 Reasons Why Amile Jefferson Was Not a Good Fit

After the likes of Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist proved that one-and-done players can get it done, Kentucky's model of recruiting seems to be the model of success. That is why Kentucky fans were so disappointed to miss out on recruit Amile Jefferson. Show More Summary

BLAX Corrective Propaganda Services: Announcing The DPNBFWCATNWILOHO Movement, Memphis TN Chapter

The DPNBFWCATNWILOHO Movement Late last year we screened a documentary about Confederate President Jefferson Davis in which he noted the general sentiment among ALL White people at the time that Black people needed the services of a "benevolent White overseer" to define the macro-level boundaries that he was allowed to operate within. Show More Summary

"Coal torpedo"

3 years agoHumor : TYWKIWDBI

A coal torpedo. This example was prepared as a model, with a partial coal dust coating and the plug left out. It was found in Jefferson Davis' office by Union General Edward Ripley when Union forces captured Richmond in April 1865. The...Show More Summary

Science fiction mass-signing in Arlington on May 18 (tomorrow!)

3 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

James Morrow writes, "As part of the 2012 Nebula Awards Weekend, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America will hold a mass autographing session at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, on Friday May 18th from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. This event is free and open to the [...]

On Jefferson Davis’s Capture

Yesterday I finished reading Yael Sternhell’s wonderful book, Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South, which explores various aspects of mobility in the Confederate South.  The [...]

13 Yankees Trapped in Elevator at Confederate Monument

3 years agoHumor : Neatorama

A 351 foot tall obelisk near Hopkinsville, Kentucky marks the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America. Yesterday, his ghost smote tourists from Illinois who tried to ride the elevator to the top: But a group of 13 from “up north” were held captive in an elevator [...]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Kicked Out of St. Paul’s Episcopal

Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis all prayed at the church at one point or another during the war.  It was there in April 1865 that Davis learned [...]

Homeless man dies of burns after shelter fire

A homeless man has died following a fire in an abandoned building he was using for shelter, authorities said. Police and fire and rescue units responded to the fire on Thursday evening in the 13400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge and discovered several homeless individuals using the building as a temporary residence. Read full article >>

Dirty Browsers – Determining a menu for North America’s fossil camels

Even with the young politician Jefferson Davis behind their adoption by the military, camels were a hard sell to the U.S. government. Along with other military men, Davis was convinced that camels could replace horses as the standard beasts of burden used by cavalry on the ever-expanding western frontier, but most congressmen and senators balked [...]

My Birthday Wish

[sculptor] Crawford proposed an allegorical figure of "Freedom triumphant in War and Peace." After Secretary of War Jefferson Davis objected to the sculptor's intention to include a liberty cap, the symbol of freed slaves, Crawford replaced it with a crested Roman helmet.

Pr. William police investigate death of man who jumped out window

Prince William County police are investigating the death of a Lake Ridge man who jumped out of a hotel window early Thursday morning and then darted through traffic. Police said they were called to Jefferson Davis Highway and Gordon Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Show More Summary

The Morning News

4 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Horror in the Central District: Man found beaten to death this morning at 26th and Jefferson. The Execution of Troy Davis: "The decision to press ahead with the death sentence despite serious doubts over Davis's guilt drew accusations...Show More Summary

Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: Davis, Seddon, and Anderson

Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken circa the 1860s. Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, is the home of many notable Confederate internments with a connection to Gettysburg. Gettysburg Daily reader Pete Skillman traveled to the cemetery and provided [...]

Former Boehner Staffer Suggests Rick Perry Would Be Happier With the Confederate Constitution

Analogies between Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Confederate President Jefferson Davis are rather obvious in light of Perry’s suggestion that Texas might secede from the union and his wholehearted embrace of the union-destroying doctrine of nullification. Show More Summary

The Confederate we still don't know

On July 31, 1861, exactly 150 years ago Sunday, the Richmond Examiner reported that Gen. Robert E. Lee, who at that time was serving as a confidential military adviser to President Jefferson Davis, was on his way to western Virginia (now West Virginia) to consult with other Confederate generals there about campaign plans. Show More Summary

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