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Clay Bennett for June 30, 2020

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    superposition  10 days ago

    Surrendered to common decency and respect?

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    mwksix  10 days ago

    The real confederate battle flag shows itself

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    braindead Premium Member 10 days ago

    That other Confederate flag.

    Turns out Trump uses that one, too — whenever he’s in the presence of Putin.

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    #TraitorTrump

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 10 days ago

    It’s about damn time.

    But the merchants will make a buck, hawking souvenirs for years to come.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  10 days ago

    That’s the new “White Power” flag ?. . . . so to speak. It’s been long time in coming and the old one laid to rest. Let’s rally ’round one flag that stands for The UNITED STATES.

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    Concretionist  10 days ago

    They’re going to have a “process” to create a new flag. I’m just hoping they don’t decide something even worse than using that as only ¼ of it.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 10 days ago

    If only! The South did not give up that easy at the end of the Civil war nor will they will now, Ban all remaining icons of the rebellion!

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    everett_r0  10 days ago

    Not quite yet, I think…

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    Zev  Premium Member 10 days ago

    We’ll see what replaces it. Probably the NRA logo.

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    FrankErnesto  10 days ago

    They will go with a big cross.

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    WaitingMan  10 days ago

    Their new flag should just be the white flag with “Flaggy McFlagface” written on it.

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    kilioopu  10 days ago

    Let’s pause a second. In the last few days, Princeton took Wilson’s name off their school of public policy; Mississippi voted to remove the battle flag from their state flag. Two small and symbolic steps of truth and reconciliation that were impossible a month ago.

    This is a hinge moment larger than any I’ve lived through in my 60+ years.

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    bmburns  10 days ago

    Sorry, but evil never stops fighting. The flag of treason and hate will fly for many, many years to come.

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    katzenbooks45  9 days ago

    Like Rip Van Winkle, some folks have only just “woken” up in the last month.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 9 days ago

    It’s a start.

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    Frannie L  Premium Member 9 days ago

    Brilliant, as usual Mr. Bennett.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member 9 days ago

    Just because they’ve surrendered, doesn’t mean you’ve won.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 9 days ago

    Well done, Clay.

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    Cerabooge  9 days ago

    I notice that the law mandating the removal of the flag also requires that the new flag have “IN GOD WE TRUST” on it. Like Federal Reserve note dollars, a spit in the face for the concept of separation of church and state.

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    Bookworm  9 days ago

    What should have happened on April 9, 1865.

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    Rockaway, NY  9 days ago

    It is NOT that easy. Mark my words.

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    Lee Grupsmith  9 days ago

    The only flag of the Confederacy that mattered.

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    vickiebr0wn  9 days ago

    They’ve been there, finally doing that

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    ndblackirish97  9 days ago

    To think the Confederacy surrendered knowing their legacy would continue to be honored by people in the country. Anyone who carries and celebrates the flag isn’t an American, they are a Confederate and should be treated as such.

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    John Leonard Premium Member 9 days ago

    The final Confederate flag.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 9 days ago

    I doubt this will change the hearts of many trump fellows

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    fritzoid Premium Member 9 days ago

    The Dixie Chicks are officially changing their name to “The Chicks,” and I’m torn. Although of course heavily associated with the Confederacy (the term predates the song, although there’s disagreement over how it arose), the excised word remains useful (and euphonious) as a generic term for the Southeast. And I hope “Dixieland Jazz” isn’t relegated to the dustbin… Besides which, “Dixie” provided a rhyme which took much of the sting off the sexism of “Chicks.”

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  9 days ago

    Yaaaay symbolism. Wake me up when we start actually approaching the “equality and justice for all” concept we’ve been tooting our own horn about for the past couple of centuries.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 9 days ago

    Let us not forget the past or we may be bound to repeat it. I believe I heard those wise words before. ( Not verbatim. )

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    Kentucky Ken Premium Member 9 days ago

    Brilliantly done. Bennett is one of the best (if not THE best) comic illustrators of our time. Give that man a Pulitzer.

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    robnvon Premium Member 9 days ago

    No soon enough.

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    hoot1  9 days ago

    The rub is that we all discriminate all the time about everything: where we choose to live, what kind of car we drive, what movies we see, who we choose as friends, what church we go to or choose not to go to, who we elect, and on & on….and we are free to do so, mostly established by our Constitution…free to make up our minds, free to have our opinions. But the real issue is how we agree (and we can’t) on what unfair discrimination is and how to fix it…and we can’t, because we can and naturally do discriminate.

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    Hossman  Premium Member 9 days ago

    Another Big Win for BLM !

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 9 days ago

    Perhaps that’s the flag Trump and his crime family Republican conspirators wave at Russia, China, and North Korea. You know, Trump’s pals ….

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    moosemin  9 days ago

    The odd thing is, that the colonies began as a CONFEDERACY, with a decentralized federal govt, and most power at the state level. After a decade, everyone realized it was not working, and the Constitutional Convention was begun. To survive as a nation, there must be a stronger (but not TOO strong) federal govt. Anyone who has read about the Civil War knows how a de-centralized govt falters. Georgia and North Carolina governors behaved like kings of a separate nation. and withheld much from the war effort.

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