Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s open to changes, but President Trump has declared the Army bases’ names a matter of high principle. The only principle involved is his relentless drive to nail down his conservative base by pushing a culture war against Black Lives Matter. … [Read more...] about Column: To judge monuments, think about their meaning
In Farmville, a small town southeast of Richmond, council members voted unanimously to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier, the Farmville Herald reported. A crane arrived to take down the monument almost immediately after the conclusion of the council meeting. Officials said in a statement they were concerned about safety issues and property damage, and the statue will be stored in an off-site location. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?