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By KENNETH TURAN and KENNETH TURAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 31, 2006
It begins like a standard TV spot for an insurance firm, except the firm, "Confederated Life," doesn't quite sound familiar. "For over 100 years, serving a people," a voice says, as the camera pans from a prosperous white family to a servile black man in the background, "and their property." This is the world of CSA: The Confederate States of America. CSA: Confederate States of America (IFC Films) Starring Charles Frank, Shaun Toub, Jeris Poindexter. Directed by Kevin Willmott. Unrated.
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November 6, 2013
Who is this wacko Tom Schaller, and why does he harbor so much hostility toward the people of Western Maryland ( "Don't secede; vote with your feet," Oct. 29)? The fact is that the interests of Maryland's western counties are not well represented by their state government. So why shouldn't they make some noise? Mr. Schaller labels these people as "Maryland haters. " After looking up his all-too-short biography on the Internet, it turns out that Mr. Schaller himself is not a native of Maryland but rather of New York and he has lived all over.
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By Dave Rosenthal | April 16, 2012
Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline , many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day , which marks the anniversary of the 1862 District of Columbia Emancipation Act . The act is not well-known, but you could consider it the predecessor of the broader proclamation that President Abraham Lincoln...
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By Dave Rosenthal | April 16, 2012
Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline , many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day , which marks the anniversary of the 1862 District of Columbia Emancipation Act . The act is not well-known, but you could consider it the predecessor of the broader proclamation that President Abraham Lincoln...
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November 6, 2013
Who is this wacko Tom Schaller, and why does he harbor so much hostility toward the people of Western Maryland ( "Don't secede; vote with your feet," Oct. 29)? The fact is that the interests of Maryland's western counties are not well represented by their state government. So why shouldn't they make some noise? Mr. Schaller labels these people as "Maryland haters. " After looking up his all-too-short biography on the Internet, it turns out that Mr. Schaller himself is not a native of Maryland but rather of New York and he has lived all over.
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By GREGORY KANE | February 11, 2004
RUN THAT ONE by me again, Thomas G. Duncan. I don't think I quite got it. Duncan, for those of you who don't read The Sun every day, is a county councilman in Talbot County on the Eastern Shore. A quote of his appeared in Monday's edition of The Sun, in a story written by reporter Chris Guy. It seems Duncan has a problem with a statue of Talbot County's most famous resident, abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, being placed on the courthouse lawn in Easton. That honor, Duncan feels, should only be for those who served in the armed forces, even "The Talbot Boys," who fought for the Confederacy.
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July 8, 2001
Here is The Sun's summary of war news as the Battle of Gettysburg unfolded. This summary is from Wednesday, July 8, 1863: THE WAR NEWS. - After sustaining a siege of forty-five days, the Confederate garrison at Vicksburg, Miss., has surrendered. The capitulation took place on Saturday last, the 4th inst. It is stated that General Pemberton, on that day, sent a flag of truce the General Grant proposing to surrender, providing that his troops be allowed to march out of the town. This proposition was refused, and after a consultation with his commanding officers, the Confederate General agreed to surrender unconditionally.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2000
Like an odd and fateful conjunction of planets and stars in a paradoxical universe, falling in a cluster this weekend are celebrations of the birthdays of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the great champion of civil rights, and Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, renowned defenders of the slave states of the Confederacy. King was born on Jan. 15, 1929. Lee was born on Jan. 19, 1807. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was born on Jan. 21, 1824. King's birthday is a national holiday the third Monday of January, and celebrations abound in Baltimore and Maryland.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 31, 1994
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Some say this is about nothing more than a flag, a piece of trivia and cloth with 13 white stars, two blue stripes and a red field.Others say it is about history.Some say the flag represents breakaway states that enslaved millions.Others say it symbolizes states' rights, and besides, the Union side had slaves, too.Some say the flag is associated with an army crushed on the field of battle.Others say it honors the gallantry of men and women who fought and died for what they believed.
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By Theo Lippman Jr | September 21, 1992
This is the 52nd presidential election.The 21st was held in 1868, the aftermath of Civil War, Lincoln's assassination, impeachment of Andrew Johnson and Republican and congressional insistence on rigorous Reconstruction policies.The Republicans easily nominated the war's hero, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and pledged continued toughness toward the Southern states. After many inconclusive ballots the Democrats nominated a reluctant Horatio Seymour, former New York governor, and called for leniency in the South.
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By KENNETH TURAN and KENNETH TURAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 31, 2006
It begins like a standard TV spot for an insurance firm, except the firm, "Confederated Life," doesn't quite sound familiar. "For over 100 years, serving a people," a voice says, as the camera pans from a prosperous white family to a servile black man in the background, "and their property." This is the world of CSA: The Confederate States of America. CSA: Confederate States of America (IFC Films) Starring Charles Frank, Shaun Toub, Jeris Poindexter. Directed by Kevin Willmott. Unrated.
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By GREGORY KANE | February 11, 2004
RUN THAT ONE by me again, Thomas G. Duncan. I don't think I quite got it. Duncan, for those of you who don't read The Sun every day, is a county councilman in Talbot County on the Eastern Shore. A quote of his appeared in Monday's edition of The Sun, in a story written by reporter Chris Guy. It seems Duncan has a problem with a statue of Talbot County's most famous resident, abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, being placed on the courthouse lawn in Easton. That honor, Duncan feels, should only be for those who served in the armed forces, even "The Talbot Boys," who fought for the Confederacy.
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July 8, 2001
Here is The Sun's summary of war news as the Battle of Gettysburg unfolded. This summary is from Wednesday, July 8, 1863: THE WAR NEWS. - After sustaining a siege of forty-five days, the Confederate garrison at Vicksburg, Miss., has surrendered. The capitulation took place on Saturday last, the 4th inst. It is stated that General Pemberton, on that day, sent a flag of truce the General Grant proposing to surrender, providing that his troops be allowed to march out of the town. This proposition was refused, and after a consultation with his commanding officers, the Confederate General agreed to surrender unconditionally.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2000
Like an odd and fateful conjunction of planets and stars in a paradoxical universe, falling in a cluster this weekend are celebrations of the birthdays of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the great champion of civil rights, and Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, renowned defenders of the slave states of the Confederacy. King was born on Jan. 15, 1929. Lee was born on Jan. 19, 1807. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was born on Jan. 21, 1824. King's birthday is a national holiday the third Monday of January, and celebrations abound in Baltimore and Maryland.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 31, 1994
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Some say this is about nothing more than a flag, a piece of trivia and cloth with 13 white stars, two blue stripes and a red field.Others say it is about history.Some say the flag represents breakaway states that enslaved millions.Others say it symbolizes states' rights, and besides, the Union side had slaves, too.Some say the flag is associated with an army crushed on the field of battle.Others say it honors the gallantry of men and women who fought and died for what they believed.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 28, 2010
B rian Witte, an Associated Press writer, recently revived an old debate that's been going on since Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865, when the Army of Northern Virginia stacked its arms, parked its artillery and furled its flags for the last time at Appomattox Court House, Va. The bloody Civil War had at long last come to an end with a handshake in the parlor of Wilmer McLean's house. It was the first time the two opposing generals, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, had met since their days as young Army officers serving in Mexico during the Mexican War. "Though Marylanders live just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, their attitudes and even their accents straddle that border," Witte wrote.
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By GREGORY KANE | January 8, 1997
On Sunday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans made the runner-up list in my Chutzpah Awards. Today, they are at the top of the list of people I will defend, considering the raw deal they got from the Motor Vehicle Administration.A raw deal is a raw deal, you see, no matter who gets it. Two years ago, the MVA approved specialty license plates for the SCV -- complete with Confederate battle flag. Last week, the MVA withdrew the approval of the plates, caving in to the demands of black political and religious leaders.
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