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Republicans have courted racists for years. Why are they cringing now?

Last week’s violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, culminating in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, made for a carnival of obscenity as sickening as it was riveting. But the thing is, it did not spring from nowhere. In 1968, Richard Nixon employed the controversial “Southern Strategy” to draw whites to his presidential campaign.

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In praise of women

Will Daniels of Macon, who now pronounces Forsyth correctly I’m delighted to announce, wrote a beautiful Letter to the Editor on Aug. 17. He quotes Matthew’s story of Jesus curing the daughter of a woman who was not Jewish (Matt. 15:23), and Daniels makes the point that Christianity has “elevated the status of women in society” based on scriptural stories such as these. How I wish that were true.

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Where will it stop? Statues and statutes

The Macon Terminal Station, built in 1916, was known at one time for processing up to a 100 trains a day, both passenger and freight, through our city on its eight tracks. This Macon landmark was sold to the Georgia Power Company in 1982 after having been inoperable since 1975.

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Is Ryan Kelly’s iconic photograph an American ‘Guernica’?

On August 12, Charlottesville Daily Progress photographer Ryan M. Kelly captured the exact moment that Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr. drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counterprotesters, injuring 19 and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. It’s probably the most enduring image to emerge from the weekend of “Unite the Right” rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Accommodating both sides of the mob

I think I am opposed to removing Confederate monuments. I have no firm conviction on the matter. What appears to be festering wounds to a few amounts to participation trophies dedicated to a losing cause. And while I have no strong conviction either way, I have a very strong conviction that the move to purge the monuments is not really about the monuments and that once these monuments are gone the very same people will turn to Founding Fathers and others before turning on people. We are more or less going through an American cultural revolution by increasingly violent marxists and opportunistic politicians.

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