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That Time a KKK March Was Set to the Oompah Sounds of a Rogue Sousaphone

When members of the Ku Klux Klan marched to keep the Confederate flag flying in South Carolina on Saturday, a clever objector came up with a priceless and highly effective form of protest, which was captured on video and immediately went viral.

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Dylann Roof Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges

The suspect in the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on dozens of charges, some of which carry the death penalty.

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FBI: Dylann Roof Should Not Have Been Sold Gun

FBI director James B. Comey has confirmed that a flawed background check allowed the suspect to purchase the weapon used in the mass slaying at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

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VIDEO: South Carolina Removes Its Confederate Flag

On Friday, South Carolina took its Confederate flag down from the grounds of its State House, where it had flown for more than 50 years.

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South Carolina’s Confederate Flag: Bringing Down a Twisted Fantasy

For most of my life, a flag representing white supremacist violence against black people flew at the capitol of my native state. It is a very big deal that this emblem of hatred and oppression is finally coming down.

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South Carolina Removes Confederate Flag. Can It Remove Spiritual Illness of Racial Discrimination?

The South Carolina Legislature has voted to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Statehouse.

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The Real Meaning of the Confederate Flag

In the intensifying debate over the Confederate flag, important clues about the true meaning of this seditious symbol are staring us in the face.

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The Fall of the Confederacy?

A native South Carolinian says finishing off the Confederate state of mind will require more than just getting rid of an offensive flag.

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If Southerners Want a Symbol, Why Not the Moultrie Liberty Flag?

It was flown by South Carolinians in the fight against the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War and was the first American flag to fly over the South. Best of all, the Moultrie Flag has the word “Liberty” written into the crescent moon, underscoring this key American value, so important for all peoples living in the South.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 READ MORE



What South Carolina Needs to Do for Racial Equality (Taking Down the Flag Is Just Symbolic)

The step to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse is a welcome one, but it is only a symbolic measure. South Carolina’s 4.8 million residents can only achieve greater racial harmony and civil rights through practical steps.

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VIDEOS: John Oliver and Jon Stewart on the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

“The first time the Confederate flag was ‘used in a racist way’ was the exact second they finished sewing the very first one,” comedian John Oliver notes.

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Top 5 Reasons the Confederate Flag Should Stop Flying at the South Carolina Statehouse

The Confederate flag in its current form was adopted by the seceding slave states to differentiate their banner from the Stars and Stripes on the battlefield. It isn’t a symbol of regionalism.

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How to Reply to Dylann Roof’s Hate: Donate to ‘Mother Emanuel’ AME Church (Video)

There are many essential responses to the racist terrorism attack on Emanuel AME Church that the state of South Carolina should take. But those of us who don’t live in that state can also take action.

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 READ MORE


AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Climate Change, Candidate Talk and Tragedy in Charleston

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss whether the young white man who killed nine people at a black church in South Carolina should be prosecuted for hate crimes or terrorism. Lizz Winstead says Donald Trump “just replaced bedbugs as America’s No. 1 pest” upon announcing his campaign for the presidency.

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Loses His Cool in a Gut-Wrenchingly Honest Monologue on the Charleston Shooting

Beginning with an apology for his inability to deliver comic relief on Thursday in the wake of the church shooting in South Carolina, the “Daily Show” host gave a long speech about racial tensions in the United States and, above all, how frustrating it is that America won’t do “jack shit” even in the face of vicious attacks from within.

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Coroner Releases Names of Nine People Killed at Church in South Carolina (Updated)

UPDATE: The coroner has identified all nine people killed Wednesday night by a white gunman who opened fire during a prayer meeting at a black church in South Carolina. Meanwhile, Dylann Roof, 21, has been arrested on suspicion of killing state Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight others.

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: 2016, Barack and Raul, Murder in South Carolina

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the 2016 presidential hopefuls coming into view: Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. Also, President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro talk on the phone, and why isn’t police brutality being discussed on the campaign trail?

Posted on Apr 11, 2015 READ MORE



Police Body Cameras Aren’t Enough—We Need More Videos by Witnesses

“The case of Walter Scott shows just how valuable a citizen with a camera can be,” writes Morgan Hargrave, a member of a group that trains civilians to expose human rights abuses with video. “We don’t need more video from the police perspective, but more from our own.”

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‘Democracy Now!’ Co-Host Asks: How Many Shooting Videos Must We Endure?

As evidence of the police killing of South Carolina man Walter Scott continues to pile up, “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan González asks in a column for the New York Daily News, “How many more heartbreaking videos of cops killing black males must we endure?”

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South Carolina Cop Radioed Dubious Taser Claim Six Seconds After Shooting Victim (Audio and Video)

Six seconds after firing his final shot, the police officer who killed South Carolinian Walter Scott radioed colleagues and claimed Scott had “grabbed my Taser.” A video taken by a witness suggests the unarmed man did not possess the stun gun at any point.

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South Carolina Police Officer Arrested for Killing Black Man (Video)

Relatives of a South Carolina man killed by a police officer while running away have called for justice following the shooting—the latest in a series of killings of black men by U.S. cops. “Democracy Now!” reviews footage of the killing.

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How 11 States Got Marriage Equality in 1 Day

By refusing to hear appeals from lower courts Monday, the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in five states, plus six more that hadn’t even filed suit.

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South Carolina Cop Shot Black Man for No Apparent Reason

In a Sept. 4 incident captured by a police cruiser’s dashboard camera, a South Carolina state trooper fired and apparently hit a black man who was complying with the officer’s request to retrieve and hand over his driver’s license.

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Mark Sanford’s Appalachian Spring

“I want to publicly acknowledge God’s role in all of this,” declared a victorious Mark Sanford as he celebrated an unlikely political rebirth Tuesday night with a sermon praising the supreme being and the many “angels” who helped the once-disgraced former governor along the way.

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Mark Sanford Beats Stephen Colbert’s Sister in Congressional Race

Yes, the same Mark Sanford who as governor of South Carolina in 2009 blew off Father’s Day for a love jaunt to Argentina just persuaded the state’s Bible Belt voters to give him another chance.

Posted on May 7, 2013 READ MORE



Ted Cruz’s Presidential Buzz, Mark Sanford’s Special Election Chances, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Bill Maher suggests a new rule for those who want to strip away constitutional rights to ensure “justice” and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gets a well-deserved honor. 

Posted on May 5, 2013 READ MORE


Watch: Larry Flynt Endorses Mark Sanford

In this hysterical video, the Hustler publisher endorses Republican “sex pioneer” Mark Sanford, because “no one has done more to expose the sexual hypocrisy of traditional values in America today.”

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Are Mark Sanford and Ken Cuccinelli the Best the GOP Can Come Up With?

Or are Republicans staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security?

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Former RNC Chair Steele Slams GOP, Colbert’s Sister Wins Primary, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest efforts by Congress to avoid a government shutdown and Michele Bachmann tries to run away from a reporter.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE


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Senate Confirms Hagel, GOP Lawmaker Says Cheney Going to Hell, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Chris Christie being omitted from a major conservative event and Stephen Colbert breaks character to make his first political endorsement.

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Senator’s Unexpected Retirement, Sarah Palin’s Next Step, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the true meaning of Presidents Day revealed and Mark Sanford airs his first South Carolina congressional campaign ad.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Stephen Colbert Won’t Run for Congress, but His Sister Will

Stephen Colbert’s big sister is picking up right where the satirist left off, by announcing she’s running in the South Carolina special election to succeed Tim Scott in the House. Scott was recently appointed to the Senate after Jim DeMint vacated the seat—a position, it should be noted, that Colbert had publicly sought.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Lawmaker Threatens Obama Impeachment, the NRA Shooting Game, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mark Sanford’s attempt to resurrect his political career and Stephen Colbert grills Piers Morgan about the U.S. Constitution.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Who Is South Carolina’s New Senator?

Gov. Nikki Haley’s appointment is a tea party-backed congressman who wants to kick entire families off of food stamps for supporting unions, give billions in subsidies to the major oil companies and spend taxpayer dollars to display the Ten Commandments on government property.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE



Senator Demands Federal Pot Plan, Norquist Makes Insane Prediction, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a GOP contender for a top Cabinet post in the Obama administration and why Michigan Republicans should have taken a closer look at the right-to-work legislation they passed.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE



Scalia’s Anti-Gay Marriage Rant, Nate Silver on Hillary’s 2016 Prospects, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Stephen Colbert’s response to a poll that shows South Carolina voters want him in the Senate and why the Koch brothers postponed a major meeting.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 READ MORE



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Stephen Colbert Is South Carolina’s Favorite to Replace DeMint

Colbert, a Palmetto State native who has twice mounted a satirical challenge to become the president of South Carolina, has already asked viewers of “The Colbert Report” to push Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint him to the seat being vacated by Republican Jim DeMint.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 READ MORE



Ann Coulter’s Shocking Concession, Stephen Colbert’s Next Electoral Move, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Sen. Rand Paul is criticizing Republican leaders and a major GOP donor visits Washington.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Tea Party Favorite Jim DeMint to Quit Senate

The conservative South Carolina senator announced Thursday that he would step down next month to run a conservative think tank.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Don’t Secede, Just Move

There is a growing and idiotic movement by people dissatisfied with American democracy in the form of President Obama’s re-election to secede from the union. I have a better idea: Just move.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE



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The Voter ID Trap

Voter ID laws adopted in 10 states representing nearly half of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency will make it harder for hundreds of thousands of poor and minority Americans to vote and could decide the outcome of the 2012 election.

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 READ MORE


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