Who should replace Robert E. Lee in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall?

Anyone from this part of the Old Dominion want to suggest a statue of a prominnent Virginian for placement in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC? It can’t be Robert E. Lee. His statue in the hall was dumped in July by The Commission for Historical Statues in the U.S. Capitol, a […]

Racism and hate in Stuart

A gathering of members of the Ku Klux Klan, tagged as an “active hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, showed up in Stuart in nearby Patrick County over the weekend. One attendee told WDBJ-TV news he’s a member of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the True Invisible Empire, based in Martinsville. The handful, […]

Robert E. Lee: Patriot or traitor?

Questions over the “legacy” of Virginia son and Confederate General Robert E. Lee are emerging once again on the campus of the university named for him and George Washington in Lexington. A group of law students want Washington & Lee to remove Confederate flags from the grounds, “acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery,” […]