Baltimore’s Confederate Monument Was Never About ‘History And Culture’ | HuffPost

08/17/2017 11:11 am ET Updated 1 day ago Americans have probably had about enough of Confederate monuments this week, but the dual equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson whisked away from its pedestal Wednesday morning in Baltimore is worth examining, especially in light of President Trump’s continued fixation on the issue. […]

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti on First Night of Passover | NBC4 Washington

  endclickprintinclude startclickprintinclude The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia was spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti overnight on the first night of Passover, and police are still looking for a suspect or suspects. Among the hateful messages, “Hitler was right” was spray-painted across an entrance of the JCCNV, which is located on Little River Turnpike in […]

Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest | Media | The Guardian

Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after being arrested while covering the unrest around Donald Trump’s inauguration, meaning that at least six media workers are facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted. [if IE 9]>< ![endif][if IE 9]>< ![endif] Matt Hopard. Photograph: Handout A documentary producer, a […]

Photos: the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration vs. Barack Obama’s – Vox

President Donald Trump boasted his inauguration would have an “unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout.” But aerial shots of the National Mall from President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and today show that isn’t likely. Here’s an image taken at about 11:30 AM ET in 2009:  1.8 million people were thought to have attended President Barack Obama’s historic […]