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A New Afterlife for Cemeteries: Training Future Preservationists

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The sprawling 19th-century cemeteries whose monuments and mausoleums dot the United States are often short on hands to preserve their heritage.

Finally a National World War I Memorial

Our nation’s capital is blessed with an abundance of splendid parks, statuary, monuments and memorials. But, as pointed out by the World War One Centennial Commission (the Commission), most of them honor “generals, presidents, statesmen and other individuals of distinction” and many of these commemorate the heroes and the battles of the American Revolution and [...]Show More Summary

After Arkansas Approves Ten Commandments Monument at Capitol, Atheist Group Applies for Display

Now that the state of Arkansas has said yes to a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds, it's fair game for non-Christian groups to apply for space as well.A Hindu group's statue of Hanuman was recently rejected on a technicality, but they may try again soon. Show More Summary

Hunter Johnson Commits to Tennessee: What 2017 No. 1 QB Brings to Vols

The Tennessee Volunteers landed a monumental commitment from top-rated 2017 quarterback Hunter Johnson on Sunday. The 5-star Indiana product picked a future in Knoxville over opportunities at Notre Dame, Stanford, N.C. State, Penn State, Florida and several other universities. Show More Summary

Arkansas Denies Hindu Statue, Accepts Ten Commandments Monument At Capitol

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” On might think thisShow More Summary

Despite Approving Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds, Arkansas Rejects Hindu Statue

Earlier this year, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on the Capitol grounds. As we saw in Oklahoma, though, that may not pass legal muster.One of the questions church/state separation activists are trying to figure out is whether other monuments will be allowed to go up as well. Show More Summary

Blame Congress for the sorry state of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

To the editor: As your article notes, funding for the newly declared San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is essentially nonexistent. This is hardly a new phenomenon. ("In the San Gabriel Mountains, they're asking: What monument?," Aug. 18)

'Anti-Fascists' Deface Public Property, Tear Down Plaque

Here in the United States, we see activists aiming to erase all references to the Confederacy from public life by tear down the statues and monuments and renaming the schools and roads. Somehow true progress requires us to sandblastShow More Summary

Essential California: BuzzFeed's new investor

Good morning. It is Wednesday, Aug. 19. Which emoji do Californians use more than others? Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Monumental problems It has been a year since President Obama declared the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument,...

Law Jindal Wanted to Invoke Doesn’t Exist

Baton Rouge Advocate: “The hope that Gov. Bobby Jindal might invoke a state ‘Heritage Act’ to keep the four controversial public monuments in New Orleans in place may be a lost cause. Though Jindal’s administration pledged Thursday to research the [...]

Parents it is the first day of school, are you prepared to be involved and ready to be your kids educational champion?

Video Are you ready to help Champion Independent School Systems in the State of Georgia? Glass (Georgians for Local Area School Systems) could use your help as this in a monumental lift that will take much outreach to convince the elected...Show More Summary

Villagers Risk Arrest By Bulldozing 18th Century Mexican Chapel

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint after villagers in the central state of Tlaxcala bulldozed a chapel from the 1700s. Arturo Balandrano, the head of the historical monuments for the...Show More Summary

Okla. High Court Rejects Bid to Keep Ten Commandments on Capitol Grounds

Oklahoma's highest court has commanded the state to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, rejecting the latest legal effort to keep the statue in its place.

State faces showdown over church, state

Will Oklahoma officials honor a state Supreme Court ruling on a state-endorsed Ten Commandments monument on state capitol grounds? No one seems entirely sure.

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects appeal, orders removal of Ten Commandments stone at Capitol

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices denied a request by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to rethink the...

Oklahoma's Top Court Says State Must Remove Ten Commandments Monument

last monthNews : Huffington Post

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Rehearing Ten Commandments Monument Case

Last month, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol was unconstitutional:

Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’

If we take down monuments celebrating a slave-holding regime, State Rep. John Blust (R-NC) thinks that makes us like terrorists. The post Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Trumpeting Cleek’s Law

Just an idle thought about the Donald as he is approaching bsae crazification factor numbers.  When will Democratic aligned Super-Pacs get involved in a monumental application of Cleek’s Law in key Republican primary states? Democratic...Show More Summary

Iran May Be Mobile’s Newest Emerging Market

Last week, as global headlines detailed, six nations, including the United States, reached a monumental though highly criticized deal with Iran in hopes of curtailing the nation’s nuclear aims. But the deal in question is a highly complex and nuanced one, and certainly an agreement that has implications well beyond the realm of nuclear weaponry. […]

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