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Public Atheist Monument Set to Be Erected Near Florida Courthouse

Florida members of national advocacy group American Atheists are planning at the end of the month to unveil a large public monument outside the Bradford County Courthouse in Starke, across from a controversial display of the Ten Commandments.

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 READ MORE



Library of Congress / Dick DeMarsico

The Real Dr. King: An Extremist for Justice

We tend to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. we want to honor, not the Martin Luther King Jr. who actually existed.

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Charles Dharapak

MLK Memorial Opens … and Then Has a Shaky Moment

A monument memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the first on the National Mall and in other nearby parks to honor an African-American, was officially opened to the public Monday. Within hours, the memorial, along with all other monuments on the National Mall, was closed after an earthquake struck Washington, D.C., and a large area of the eastern U.S on Tuesday. At the time of this posting, officials were not saying when the King memorial would be reopened.

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / The City Project

Privatizing History in Downtown L.A.

Olvera Street, the oldest part of downtown Los Angeles, is a pocket of near-authentic Mexican culture where one can buy chorizos, clothing and handicrafts. But the city’s budget crisis is leading to a push to privatize the monument, giving way to an influx of Starbucks and Pollo Loco on the historical street.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Thou Shalt Not Place Monument

A lawsuit tinged with questions of free speech and separation of church and state ended when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Summum religious group’s attempts to install a marker of its own in a Utah park that already has a Ten Commandments monument.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009 READ MORE


Satire: Cheney Hides in Plain Sight

In a bold new strategy to avoid a congressional subpoena, Vice President Dick Cheney today declared himself a national monument.

Posted on Jul 7, 2007 READ MORE


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