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Liberal Author Neal Gabler: Trump’s Election the ‘Fort Sumter’ of America’s ‘Cultural Civil War’

Some liberals were disappointed by the result of the presidential election. Others were devastated. Former Fox News Watch panelist Gabler is in the latter group. “The anguish of Nov. 8 has not subsided,” wrote Gabler in a piece that appeared last Thursday on Salon and originally ran at Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian West Releases Video of Taylor Swift’s Phone Call with Kanye, Starts Celeb Civil War

The cannons are roaring at Fort Sumter, the Archduke lies dead in the street, troops are massing at the border, and the celebs are most definitely at it again. In a carefully coordinated multi-platform rollout, Kim Kardashian West launched...Show More Summary

This Day In Naval History: April 12

1861 - The Civil War begins with Confederates firing on Fort Sumter, S.C. The Union Navy plays an integral part blockading Confederates, keeping them diplomatically

Tuesday links

The first shots of the Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter These unlucky people have  names that break computers I keep hearing ads on the radio for this: The  McDonalds Monopoly Fraud : from 1995 to 2001, there was...Show More Summary

Black History Month Feature: Heroic Robert Smalls [Video]

Django was fake, Robert Smalls was a real life black hero. Robert Smalls was enslaved and working on a ship used by the Confederate forces during the Civil War. In a daring escape past Fort Sumter, he sailed the ship

Government Run Civil War Site Eliminates Confederate Flag Without Consulting Historians

The Battle of Fort Sumter off the coast of South Carolina is one of the first major battles between the nascent Confederacy and the federal army under the newly elected

Midday open thread: Got special plans for the Leap Second? Climate change will worsen refugee crisis

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The right's SCOTUS outrage: The Confederate battle flag no longer flies over Fort Sumter: The Confederate flag no longer flies over Fort Sumter - one of the few places it seems like that flag might belong. Show More Summary

A Yankee’s View of the Rebel Flag

I think the best argument one could make in favor of displaying the Confederate battle flag would go something like this: “By the time of Fort Sumter, the C.S.A. was an independent nation that had formed a government and controlled large amounts of territory. Show More Summary

The Real Target

[caption id="attachment_224310" align="alignleft" width="657"] The Flag Most Dems Really Want To See Banned[/caption] When proud, lifelong Democrat Fritz Hollings repudiated decent Americanism and defiantly reenacted Fort Sumter by raising the Stars and Bars over the South Carolina State Capitol, the Democrats had no problem with it. Show More Summary

Where was William Lloyd Garrison?

Exactly four years after he had surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates, Union officer Robert Anderson returned to Charleston to help once again raise the U.S. flag over the now-ruined harbor fortifications.  Following an emotional mid-day...Show More Summary

Thursday Morning Open Thread

(Tom Toles via How laughable are the noisiest members of the GOP? Well, it’s all fun and games until somebody shoots at Fort Sumter, right? Mr. Charles P. Pierce: … The modern Republican party has become an authentic mechanism for political subversion, and it’s not just unknown crazy people from Texas who are [Read more...]

One location, many memorials — Fort Moultrie and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina

Like most visitors to Charleston, South Carolina, a trip to Fort Sumter was high on my list of tourist destinations. There is one concessionaire for getting a boat to the island in Charleston Harbor where the Fort Sumter National Monument is located. Show More Summary

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 9

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 9 1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York 1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried

The Parapet: 1865

1865. Charleston, South Carolina. "Beacon on parapet of Fort Sumter." The light at the end of the charnel. Wet plate negative by Samuel A. Cooley. View full size.

Brit Books: Circle Line – Around London in a Small Boat, by Steffan Meyric Hughes

This book is about boats. I can’t even remember the last time I traveled by boat… maybe last summer when I took a ferry to Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC with my son’s Cub Scout troop? (Doesa a ferry count as a boat?!) Since my opportunities...Show More Summary

In Case You Missed It - Fort Sumter September 9, 1863

From this morning's AP news brief Today marks the 150th anniversary of the only Union attempt to storm the South Carolina fort where the Civil War began — an attack doomed to failure by rivalries between commanders, poor planning and the fact the Confederates knew exactly what was coming. The September. Show More Summary

Gettysburg’s LIVE Codori Barn Webcam

Since I posted a link to the webcam for Fort Sumter, over two years ago, I figured I should post the webcam for Gettysburg. As I mention in the title, this webcam is posted atop the Codori Barn, looking toward the Virginia Monument (you can see it in the distance, toward the left). Here’s the link. […]

Cannons That Started American Civil War Back in Rightful Place

View of Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie © Matt Drobnik As any home improvement store salesperson will tell you, a fresh coat of paint makes a world of difference. Apparently that also holds true for historic cannons as well. The cannons at Fort Moultrie in South Carolina did not receive a garish makeover or a [...]

Mine Eyes

On this day in history, I note, the South started the Civil War by shelling Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The war, which went on for four years, was over the “peculiar institution” of slavery, and ended with over 350,000 Americans dying in battle (as did over 300,000 Confederates). Show More Summary

What Happens When You Assume

Stockton, California, could become the Fort Sumter of a long and bloody war over the primacy of federal vs. state laws. A federal judge ruled the city can file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, opening up a can of worms about which creditors will get paid and which will get stiffed. The city’s largest creditor is [...]

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