Nikki Haley: It is time to remove the Confederate flag

Less than a week after a gunman entered the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and killed nine people, Gov. Nikki Haley called on the state legislature to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state Capitol grounds. Monday’s speech marked a near complete reversal from just eight months earlier when Haley…


Tear Down These Flags!

We can no longer pretend that it doesn’t mean something when the symbol of the Southern slave nation continues to fly over our state capitols. Not after what happened in Charleston on June 17. Not after, as families of the victims of the church massacre mourned, the Confederate flag flew resolutely atop the pole at the state’s Capitol even as the Palmetto Flag wept at a sorrowful half staff.






Here’s Why Repealing Obamacare Would be a Financial Disaster

This past Friday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation reviewed the main provisions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan, formally known as the Patient Proection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The CBO found repealing the ACA would increase the federal deficit by at least $137 billion, while leaving 19 millions of…


Charleston church reopens for Sunday morning services

The historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black people were killed when a white man opened fire during a Bible study, will reopen on Sunday. Arriving from around the US on Saturday to pay respects to those killed, mourners created makeshift memorials as a small step toward healing from the latest US mass shooting.…



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