Topic: Robert E. Lee
A list of Michele Bachmann's favorite books includes one that "startles" an interviewer.
08/09/2011 03:07 pm
Commemorating a day to call attention to a political cause has long been a tactic of liberals and those further out on the left. For instance, there's Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, Gay Pride Day, May Day, and so on. Conservatives, by contrast, have largely stuck to fighting battles over the "true meaning" of traditional holidays observed by people of all political stripes, such as Christmas, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Still, conservatives have tried to come up with holidays to tout, with varying degrees of success. Here are our top five:
08/04/2011 05:24 pm
Fort Sumter marked the start of the Civil War, with Confederates shelling it on April 12, 1861. Today, the cannon rolls still reverberate in a country that remains at peace, but torn by ideological divides.
04/12/2011 04:11 pm
In Pictures Civil War reenactors
The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who subsequently joined the Ku Klux Klan, on some Mississippi license plates in 2014.
02/11/2011 02:58 pm
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
12/08/2010 05:05 am
Home sales plunged in July and housing prices may dip again. But in six metropolitan areas, the housing picture is far brighter: Home values are rising and median prices are already well ahead of their peak during the housing bubble. What allowed these metro areas to beat the downturn in home sales prices? Two are state capitols. Five have lower-than-average unemployment. All of them had undervalued real estate, even at the height of the housing boom, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). When mortgage rates fell, "they had room to grow" and home sales rose. Is your city on the list? Click on the right arrow to see each metro area:
08/24/2010 05:01 pm
Readers write in about the US Civil War and Africa's agricultural promise.
07/28/2010 02:40 pm
Two events on July 3, 1863 matter as much to human rights as July 4, 1776.
07/02/2010 02:01 pm
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s controversial proclamation of Confederate History Month should help us remember the South’s rebellion for what it really was.
04/09/2010 05:46 pm