This episode looks at the aftermath of the Republican National Convention and the dual protest shooting deaths in Portland and Kenosha in the wake of the James Blake shooting.
by D.J. McGuire
While the rest of the nation places the Charlottesville Incident in its collective memory, it continues to impact election campaigns here in Virginia. Elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and members of the House of Delegates are in less than three months, and it is in the AG race that the issue of Rebel monuments has been steered into absurdity by unjustified Republican outrage.
Defenders of Rebel monuments dotting public areas throughout the Old Confederacy like to insist that the history of our nation is complex, which is true. They like to forget, however, that the history of “the South” is equally complex – and that said complexity is, literally and figuratively, whitewashed by the very monuments they defend.
This episode of the More Perfect Union podcast covers Trump’s firing of James Comey, Sean Spicer hiding in the bushes, protests in Virginia over removing a statue of hometown hero Robert E. Lee, the president’s commencement speech at Liberty University, and who on the panel had the most famous college graduation speaker. (Episode 98)
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