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For South Carolina, a step forward

For South Carolina, a step forward

Could this, at last, be the end of the Civil War? Or, as some fans of Southern heritage call it, the War Between the States? Or, the War of Northern Aggression? That question came to mind as I watched South Carolina's Republican Gov. Nikki Haley do what I thought I might not live to see a South Carolina governor do. She called for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies on the state capitol grounds. Standing with her were the state's two Republican senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham. Over the weekend, all three had migrated from positions of passive support to outright opposition to flying that flag over the birthplace of the rebellion it represents. Sadly,...

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